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January 30, 2013

Crown Point wins lawsuit



The supervisor said Crown Point’s legal bills so far have totaled $7,208. The town is represented by attorney Cathi Radner of Glens Falls.

“The petitioners may file an appeal, but there would be a significant additional expense (to the town) before that appeal goes forward,” Harrington said.

He said that, in the past, the town has always advertised openings on its boards but hadn’t done that when Russell and Clarke were appointed.

“The town had a process for maintaining a Board of Assessment Review that had been established for over 100 years. As a result of this suit, the established process will be maintained.”

The Board of Assessment Review hears cases in which property owners dispute the value placed on homes and businesses by the town assessor for taxation purposes.

The board has the authority to change the assessment if it finds there is cause to do so.

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