Mahanoy Area School District added $330.611 to its assessment on properties for 2014 taxes through appeals filed against 27 properties in its district, including 11 in Barnesville, Ryan Township, which were granted by the Schuylkill County Assessment Appeals Board at a hearing in the Schuylkill County Courthouse.

The school district asked for the increase claiming the properties were purchased at prices higher than they had been assessed. The assessment board based its decision on the sale price.

The market value and assessment were increased on the following:

Neil M. and Kimberly M. Denchy, 27 Rosemont Avenue, Barnesville, Ryan Township, market value increased from $140,481 to $228,158 and the assessment increased from $70,240 to $114,080, an increase in assessment of $43,840.

William F. and Erica S. Stoyer, 15 Wood Avenue, Barnesville, Ryan Township, market value increased from $93,248 to $173,600 and assessment from $46,255 to $86,800, an increase of $40,175 in assessment.

Karen Kurzinsky, 21 Catherine Street, Barnesville, Ryan Township, market value increased from $73,340 to $131,842 and assessment from $36,670 to $65,920, an increase in assessment of $29,350.

Sharon A. Moss-Pagnotti, 47 Park Avenue, Barnesville, Ryan Township, market value increased from $49,650 to $84,324 and assessment from $24,825 to $42,160, an increase of $17,335 in assessment.

Michael A. Karetsky, 152 Grier Avenue, Barnesville, Ryan Township, market value increased from $67,940 to $93,244 and assessment from $33,970 to $46,620, an increase of $12,650 in assessment.

Harrison E. and Devon L. Fritz, 47 Hillside Drive, Barnesville, Ryan Township, market value increased from $66,480 to $86,308 and assessment from $33,240 to $43,155, an increase of $9,915 in assessment.

Sara Behler, 615 Tuscarora Mountain Drive, Barnesville, Ryan Township, market value increased from $70,920 to $88,284 and assessment from $35,460 to $44,140, an increase of $8,680 in assessment.

Norman G. Richards and Tiffany N. Zakrewsky, 10 Sherwood Drive, Barnesville, Ryan Township, market value increased from $63,450 to $76,388 and assessment from $31,725 to $38,195, an increase of $6,470 in assessment.

Thomas Conley, 8 Hartung Lane, Barnesville, Ryan Township, market value increased from $67,500 to $79,356 and assessment from $33,750 to $39,680, an increase of $5,930 in assessment.

Kimberly M. Parastino,160 Crest Street, Barnesville, Ryan Township, market value increased from $55,600 to $66,964 and assessment from $27,800 to $33,480, an increase of $5,680 in assessment.

Mark A. and Stanley M. Teprovich, 153 Fairview Street, Barnesville, Ryan Township, on a tract containing 6.1 acres the market value was increased from $13,980 to $24,200 and assessment from $6,990 to $12,100, an increase of $5,110 of assessment; on a parcel on Holly Road and Fairview Street, the market value was increased from $18,550 to$33,330 and assessment from $9,275 to $16,665, an increase of $7,390 in assessment; on a tract containing 8.,4 acres on Holley Road and Fairview Street, the market value was increased from $42,320 to $ 86,1110 and assessment from $21,160 to $43,055, an increase of $21,898 in assessment and on a tract containing 35.2 acres along Holley Road and Fairview Street, the market value was increased from $116,700 to $201,376 and assessment from $58,350 to $`100,690, an increase of $42,340 in assessment.

Gary Edward Steibler, 120 Hazle Street, Delano, market value increased from $26,870 to $36,212 and assessment from $13,435 to $18,105, an increase of $4,670 in assessment.

Christopher and Crystal Kessock, 6 Water Company Road, Mahanoy City, market value increased from $80,150 to $109,116 and assessment from $40,075 to $54,560, an increase of $14,485 in assessment.

John R. Leaswitdh, Jr., 143 Trenton Street, Delano, market value increased from $37,480 to $59,524 and assessment from $18,740 to $29,760, an increase in assessment of $11,020.

Damian C. Streisel and Maria C. Whah, 29 West Spruce Street, Mahanoy City, market value increased from $17,880 to $34,716 and assessment from $8,940 to $17,360, an increase of $8,420 in assessment.

Thomas J. Swantek, 15 Lower Street, Mahanoy City, market value increased from $4,650 to $18,848 and assessment from $2,325 to $9,425, an increase of $7,100 in assessment.

George Anthony Link Picciano, 509 East Mahanoy Street, Mahanoy City, market value increased from $5,550 to $15,870 and assessment from $2,775 to $7,935, an increase of $5,160 in assessment.

Elizabeth Lavin, 1322 East Centre Street, Mahanoy City, market value increased from $20,970 to $31,748 and assessment from $10,485 to $15,875, an increase of $5,390 in assessment.

Mark S. Keirsey, 4 Shaft Street, Gilberton, market value increased from $10,110 to $19,836 and assessment from $5,055 to $9,920, an increase of $4,868 in assessment and on property at 2 Shaft Street, market value increased from $3,310 to $3,472 and assessment from $1,655 to $1,735, an increase of $80.

Randall B. and Nicole A. Clawson, 1038 East Pine Street, Mahanoy City, market value increased from $38,060 to $53,568 and assessment from $19,030 to $26,785, an increase of $7,755 in assessment; on property at 1034 East Pine Street, Mahanoy City, market value reduced from $1,840 to $1,490 and assessment lowered from $920 to $450, a decrease of $175 in assessment and on property at 1038 East Pine Street, Mahanoy City, market value lowered from $1,840 to $1,490 and assessment decreased from $920 to $745, a decrease of $175 in assessment.

Grant Tax

Exemptions

Blythe Township Water Authority received exemption from taxes on a parcel of land in New Philadelphia, where it has installed a pumping station. The land had been assessed at $750.

Schuylkill County Municipal Authority received an exemption on a parcel of land on the north side of Fort LebanonRoad, Auburn Borough, for purpose of running a sewer line. The property was assessed at $3,545.

New Castle Township received exemption on a pole building it has construction on a parcel leased from Reading Anthracite Company. It has a 75 year lease on the property which is assessed at $750.

Glory of Faith International Church received exemption on the property at 117 West Oak Street, Shenandoah, which it obtained from the Immanuel Korean-American Presbyterian Church. The property is used as a church facility as it has 32 members. It was assessed at $15,030.