ShareThis Page

Property owner files appeal on 30 Uniontown assessments

| Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Fayette County property owner that already had assessments reduced on 30 Uniontown properties has filed an appeal over the new assessments.

Uniontown Family Homes filed the appeal on Tuesday with the county prothonotary's office. In it, the owner contests assessments of $75,000 on 29 of the properties and $150,000 on the other.

According to the appeal, the properties were initially assessed at between $90,830 and $168,120. The county's Board of Assessment Appeals lowered the assessments earlier this month after an administrative appeal filed by the company.

Uniontown Family Homes contends the properties, which it describes as "low-income, affordable housing," are assessed higher than similar properties. In addition, it notes that the properties are "encumbered by a regulatory agreement and restrictive covenants for low-income housing tax credits." As such, it contends the value of those credits are not to be used when assessing value.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me