Local property owners win assessment appeals
Two area property owners won their appeals taken before the Schuylkill County Assessment Appeals Board at hearings held at the courthouse in Pottsville and had their taxes for 2014 reduced.
Kenneth P. and Ann M. Pomo, 250 E. Phillips St., Coaldale, had the market value of their property reduced from $77,920 to $59,516, and the assessment from $38,960 to $29,760, a decrease of $9,200 on their assessment. They showed the board the property needs a great deal of renovation.
Michael Zimmerman and Joann Zakutney, 15 N. Road St., Rush Township, had the market value on their property at 9 N. Road St., lowered from $79,970 to $16,868 and assessment from $39,985 to $8,435, a decrease of $31,550 in assessment because the property needs extensive repairs after being gutted by a fire.
Reading and Northern Real Estate Company, Hamburg, sought a reduction on a property and two lots in Coaldale but the board ruled no change.
The property at 100 E. Phillips St., remains at a market value of $110,130 and assessment at $55,065; a lot containing 0.03 of an acre on E. Phillips Street remains at a market value of $2,340 and assessment at $1,170; and another lot on E. Phillips Street containing 0.06 of an acre remains at market value of $44,690 and assessment at $21,345.