YOLO COUNTY
ASSESSMENT APPEALS BOARD


AUGUST 25, 2021

MINUTES


 
The Yolo County Assessment Appeals Board met on the 25th day of August, 2021, via teleconference at 9:00 a.m. pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 (March 17, 2020), available at the following link.
Present: Patrick Scribner; Lawrence Hoppin; John Lynch
Staff Present: Charles Mack, Special County Counsel
George Galang, Chief Deputy Assessor
Patricia Sanchez, Principal Appraiser
Eric May, County Counsel for Assessor
Eileen Lee, Principal Auditor-Appraiser
Julie Dachtler, Clerk


             
9:00 A.M. CALL TO ORDER
             

Before the meeting began, Chair Scribner provided the following: We’d like to take a moment to acknowledge and recognize our long-term Appeal Board Member Alan Flory, who recently passed away. He has served on this Board since April, 2007 and in that time shared his vast expertise and knowledge in matters of assessment. He was such a valued member not only to our Board but also a devoted family man and community member. He shall be terribly missed by all those who knew him.
             
   1. Consider approval of the agenda.
             
         

Minute Order No. 21-55: Approved agenda as submitted.

MOTION: Lynch. SECONDED: Hoppin. AYES: Hoppin, Lynch, Scribner.  
 

             
   2. Public Comment: Opportunity for members of the public to address the Assessment Appeals Board on subjects not otherwise on the agenda relating to the Yolo County Assessment Appeals Board. The Board reserves the right to impose a reasonable limit on time afforded to any topic or to any individual speaker.
             
         

There was no public comment.
 


             
CONSENT AGENDA
             
         

Minute Order No. 21-56: Approved Consent Agenda Item Nos. 3-6.

MOTION: Hoppin. SECONDED: Lynch. AYES: Hoppin, Lynch, Scribner.  
 


             
   3. Approve the minutes of the Assessment Appeals Board meeting of July 28, 2021.
             
         

Approved the minutes of the Assessment Appeals Board meeting of July 28, 2021 on Consent.
 

             
   4. Accept request for withdrawal on the following Assessment Appeal Application(s):
  1. Application Nos. 18-039, 18-044, 19-076, 19-077, 20-146 and 20-147 - Schilling Robotics LLC
  2. Application No. 20-096 - Core-Mark International, Inc.
             
         

Approved withdrawals on Consent.
 

             
   5. Approve Extension of Time and request for continuance on the following Assessment Appeal Applications:
  1. From November 25, 2022 to December 31, 2023 and request for continuance to December 9, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. for Assessment Appeal Application Nos. 20-087 and 20-097 thru 20-101 filed by RLR Investments LLC
  2. From October 28, 2022 to December 31, 2023 and request for continuance to February 23, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. for Assessment Appeal Application Nos. 20-031 thru 20-033 filed by West Capitol Shopping Center LLC / c/o Susan Rushakoff
             
         

Approved Extension of Time and Continuances on Consent.
 

             
   6. Continue the following Assessment Appeal Applications:
  1. Application Nos. 18-160 and 19-110 filed by Syngenta Seeds, Inc. to September 22, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. [Applications expire 12/31/21 (18-160) and 12/31/22 (19-110)] (Mutual agreement)
  2. Application No. 19-139 filed by Woodland Biomass Power LLC to September 22, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. (Application expires 11/27/21) (Mutual agreement)
  3. Application No. 20-026 filed by Coldwell Banker Commercial to October 27, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. (Application expires 10/16/22) (Mutual agreement)
             
         

Approved Continuances on Consent.
 


             
REGULAR AGENDA
             
   7. Administer Oath
             
         

The Clerk swore in the Applicants, Chief Deputy Assessor George Galang, Principal Appraiser Patricia Sanchez, Principal Auditor-Appraiser Eileen Lee and County Counsel for the Assessor Eric May.
 

             
   8.
Consider the following Assessment Appeal Application(s):
  1. Application No. 19-038 - David P. Schwenger
             
         

Considered Assessment Appeal Application No. 19-038 filed by David P. Schwenger. David P. Schwenger, applicant, appeared. Applicant and Chief Deputy Assessor George Galang, Principal Appraiser Patricia Sanchez and County Counsel to the Assessor Eric May addressed the Board.
 
During the presentation the following exhibits were furnished to the Board and the opposing party and shared on the screen:
  • Applicant's Exhibit 1 - Background information
  • Assessor's Exhibit A - Response to Application for reduction
After consideration the matter was taken under submission.  Applicant was appraised he would be notified by mail within 30 days.  
 

             
   9. Consider the following Assessment Appeal Application(s):
  1. Application Nos. 19-144 and 20-066 - Pacific Coast Producers Inc.
             
         

Minute Order No. 21-57: Denied the following Assessment Appeal Application(s) for lack of appearance by the applicant, who was duly notified of the hearing:
 
  1. Application Nos. 19-144 and 20-066 - Pacific Coast Producers Inc.
MOTION: Hoppin. SECONDED: Lynch. AYES: Hoppin, Lynch, Scribner.  
 

             
   10. Consider the following Assessment Appeal Application(s):
  1. Application Nos. 18-041 thru 18-043, 19-074 and 19-075 - Safeway Inc.
             
         

Considered Assessment Appeal Application Nos. 18-041 thru 18-043, 19-074 and 19-075 filed by Safeway, Inc. Brent Buskirk, Agent for Applicant, appeared. Agent addressed the Board explaining he would not be able to address the Board at this time as he was suddenly called away to handle other matters and asked the Board to consider his request to continue these appeals.

Minute Order No. 21-58: Approved continuing Assessment Appeal Application Nos. 18-041 thru 18-043, 19-074 and 19-075 filed by Safeway, Inc. to October 27, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. (All applications expire 12/31/22)

MOTION: Hoppin. SECONDED: Lynch. AYES: Hoppin, Lynch, Scribner.  
 




             
CLOSED SESSION
             
   11. Approve closed session minutes of July 28, 2021.
             
ADJOURNMENT
             
Next meeting scheduled for: September 22, 2021
 
______________________________
Patrick Scribner, Chairman
Assessment Appeals Board
______________________________
Julie Dachtler, Clerk
Assessment Appeals Board
 

    

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