The American Cancer Society, a non-partisan organization, obtained an exemption from the Schuylkill County Assessment Appeals Board from paying real estate tax in 2013 on a building it owns at 101 W. Frack St., Frackville.

They had filed an appeal seeking the exemption on grounds the building is used to provide services to county residents recovering from cancer.

School districts

Two school districts in the northern part of the county increased the assessment valuation of properties in their district when the board increased the market values on which the school districts took appeals.

North Schuylkill School District added $907,144 in assessment values on properties within the boundaries of its district when the assessment board increased the market value of 52 properties on which the district had appealed. The increases came on properties in Ashland, Frackville, Ringtown, Gordon, Lavelle and Girardville.

Shenandoah Valley School District added $370,075 in assessed valuations on properties in its district when the assessment board increased the market value on 30 properties, mostly in the Shenandoah Heights development in West Mahanoy Township, Altamont Addition in West Mahanoy Township, and Ringtown.