Land chief in tax tiff
Tuesday, January 16, 2001

Clallam County, WA -

Clallam County's chief land-use official is appealing a decision by the county assessor's office that could force him to pay $5,881.22 in back property taxes.

County Assessor Linda Owings-Rosenburgh wants to remove land owned by Department of Community Development Director Bob Martin from a special farm tax program.

She alleges that Martin has not submitted any proof of farming income from his 19.35-acre property at 2056 Palo Alto Road, southeast of Sequim, to meet Open Space Farm and Agricultural Assessment Program tax exemption criteria.

Martin has been getting the tax break since he purchased the property in 1997.

Martin's appeal will be heard by the county Board of Equalization on Jan. 30 between 9 a.m. and noon in the Parks Department Conference Room of the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.


from Peninsula Daily News, 1/16/01

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