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File #: 21-592    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/19/2021 In control: Board of County Commissioners Business Meeting
On agenda: 8/31/2021 Final action: 8/31/2021
Title: Approval of Referee Abatement Recommendations
Attachments: 1. Board Summary Report, 2. Resolution, 3. 210831 Walter Properties Inc.

To:                                                               Board of County Commissioners


Through:                                          Ronald A. Carl, County Attorney, County Attorney’s Office


Prepared By:


Karen Thompsen, Paralegal, County Attorney’s Office





Approval of Referee Abatement Recommendations



Purpose and Request:

recommended action

The purpose of this request is for the adoption of a resolution approving the recommendations of the Board’s appointed abatement referee after a recent hearing and entering the recommendations as a final decision of the Board.end


Background and Discussion: Pursuant to C.R.S. § 39-1-113(1), the Board may enter decisions on abatement petitions after a hearing is had thereon.  The Board has appointed an independent referee who recently conducted hearings on the Board’s behalf, made certain findings, and issued recommendations on the abatement petitions summarized on the following page for entry of the Board’s final decision. These abatement recommendations were issued by the Board’s referee after considering the evidence and information presented at the hearings by or on behalf of the petitioner and the County Assessor

Alternatives: The Board may either accept or reject the referee’s recommendations in issuing its final decision. 

Fiscal Impact: If any abatement is approved, a portion of the taxes collected on the property for which an abatement has been approved will need to be reduced and/or refunded if already paid, along with the payment of statutory interest on the refunded amount as specified in C.R.S. § 39-10-114.


Alignment with Strategic Plan:

                     Be fiscally sustainable

                     Provide essential and mandated service

                     Be community focused


Concurrence: In this section state whether there are others in addition to the requestor who concur with the request.


Resolution:  Attach a copy of the draft resolution.