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Property appraisal reduced by 12% because of wind turbine noise

OFFICIAL NOTICE
DECISION OF BOARD OF Civil Authority
To: Scott & Melodie McLane, 1179 Georgia Mountain Road, Fairfax, VT 05454
Appellant notified by Certified mail on: 10/04/2013

Your appeal to the Board of Civil Authority concerning the appraisal of your property located off from Georgia Mountain Road (Parcel ID#l04130000) in the Town of Georgia has been given careful consideration, with the following decision:

Appeal: Granted

Date Appeal Filed: 07/01/13
BCA Hearing Notice Date: 7/31/13
Date, Time, Place of BCA Hearing: 08/08/2013 at 6:30PM at Georgia Municipal Building

Board of Civil Authority Members present: Bette Dunsmore, David Vincent, Tony Heinlein, George Bilodeau, Alan Parent, Don Vickers, Ed Ballantyne, Gilles Rainville, Chuck Thweatt, Jacqui Hood & Laurie Broe (Town Clerk)

Summary of Testimony:
See Meeting Minutes dated 8/08/2013 and 9/25/2013

Board’s Decision and Findings of Fact: Appeal Granted.

At a meeting of the Board of Civil Authority held on 09/25/2013 at 6:30PM, with members (Same as listed in attached minutes) present, findings of fact were as follows:

Written inspection committee report given by Don Vickers, David Vincent & Jacqui Hood. After review of report and discussion, appeal was granted by the Board.

The reasons for lowering value:

The committee felt there was a noise factor to the property caused by the Georgia Wind Project and decided to use the scale (8% to 15% of value) of impact provided by the Assessor based upon the noise level. The committee recommended the property-assessed value by the town be reduced by 12%.

Appraisal before appeal: $409,900
Appraisal after appeal: $360,712

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