The Schuylkill County Tax Assessment Appeals Board finished a month of hearings at the courthouse Thursday. In its final days of hearings it ruled on exemption requests as follows:
Northeast Council of Governments filed an appeal seeking an exemption of a building located along Morea Road in Mahanoy Township. The property is used by 16 municipalities for storage. They are, Delano, Mahanoy, Rush, Ryan, Schuylkill, and West Mahanoy townships, and boroughs of Ashland, Gilberton, Girardville, Frackville, Mahanoy City, Ringtown, and Shenandoah. The property's market value was listed at $15,000. The board granted the exemption from paying 2014 real estate taxes
Kline Township Municipal Authority sought an exemption on a tract located on the west side of Tresckow Road (Township Route 905) Kline Township as the property was purchased to install a booster pump station for its sewer system. The market value of the property was $12,500. The board granted the exemption from 2014 taxes.
Saint Michael The Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church, Frackville, sought exemption of a property at 23 S. Second St., which was razed and the lot is used as parking for parishioners. The property's market value was $75,582. An exemption was granted.
Duncott Hose Company, of Duncott, Cass Township, requested an exemption on its fire station and social hall because the company no longer responds to fire calls as it has only 10 active members.
The company still responds to pumping flooded basements. It also claims it is in a process of merging with South Cass Fire Company. It still is active as it serves Sunday breakfasts in its social hall and averaged $600 profit and sponsors children christmas parties. The board ruled no change for the 2014 taxes but advised the fire company to file an appeal after the merger is completed. The property has a market value of $130,250 and is assessed at $65,125.
Mechanicsville Borough sought an exemption on a pole building is has constructed which is used for council meetings and storage purposes. The building is valued at $77,528. An exemption was granted for 2014 taxes.
Reilly Township sought an exemption on an old church building which it uses for storage of equipment and plans to raze the building and construct a storage building on its site. The building was valued at $36,170. An exemption was granted.
Moyer Investments, LLC, 180 Delaware Avenue, Palmerton, requested a reduction in the market value and assessment of its property at 6 Village Crossing Road, West Penn Township, which is a self storage facility with 140 units. The board lowered the market value from $877,800 to $624,936 and the assessment from $438,900 to $312,480, a decrease of $126,420 in assessment for 2014 taxes.
65 Green Mountain Road, Philadelphia, sought an reduction in value on its property at 65 Green Mountain Road, East Union Township, but the board ruled no change and kept the market value at $29,377,760 and assessment at $14,888,885.
Tommie and Cynthia A. Dunkle sought a reduction on their property at 40 Pond Drive, Andreas, West Penn Township, but the board ruled no change and kept the market value at $137,280 and assessment at $68,640.
GLM Real Estate Corporation, 204 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, sought a reduction on its property at 112 W. Phillip St., Coaldale, but the board ruled no change and kept the market value at $52,440 and assessment at $26,220.
Tamaqua Holdings, LLC, 79 Penn Drive, Tamaqua, won its appeal on the property at 17 Clearview Crossing, West Penn Township. The board reduced the market value from $76,590 to $66,956 and the assessment was lowered from $38,295 to $33,480, a decrease of $4,815 in assessment.
Lon C. Antalosky, 44 N. Broad Mountain Avenue, Frackville, won his appeal on the property at 63 Crest St., Barnesville, and received a reduction in the market value from $18,580 to $4,958 and the assessment from $9,290 to $2,480, a reduction of $6,810 in assessment.
Matthew Walters and Charles Savage, of 1030 E. Pine St., Mahanoy City, received a reduction on their property at 82 Hunter St., Tamaqua, with the market value lowered from $122,036 to $109,118 and assessment lowered from $61,020 to $54,560, a decrease of $6,460 in assessment.
Thomas Sullivan, 111 Greenwood St., Coaldale, sought an exemption on a property at 127 Greenwood St., which was granted and the board reduced the market value from $22,000 to $5,954 and assessment from $11,000 to $2,975, a decrease of $8,025 in assessment.