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NEWS RELEASE <br /> February 16, 2021 <br /> MASON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br /> 411 NORTH 5T" ST <br /> SHELTON, WA 98584 <br /> (360) 427-9670 EXT. 380 <br /> TO: KMAS, KRXY, SHELTON-MASON COUNTY JOURNAL, THE <br /> OLYMPIAN, SHELTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, NORTH MASON <br /> CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, CITY OF SHELTON, ECONOMIC <br /> DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, THE SUN <br /> RE: Mason County Board of Equalization Membership <br /> The Board of Mason County Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill an alternate <br /> position on the Mason County Board of Equalization. The three-year term ends on May <br /> 31. 2022. Applicants must reside in Mason County. <br /> The Board of Equalization is a three-member board appointed by the Mason County <br /> Commissioners. Two alternate members may also be selected. The Board's <br /> responsibility is to ensure that all property valuations are at 100% of market value, so <br /> equitable tax assessment can be established. <br /> Taxpayers may appeal their assessments, including assessments of real and personal <br /> property, forest land, timber, and open space. The Board also considers denial of senior <br /> citizen property tax exemptions. Taxpayers can file a petition with the Board of <br /> Equalization and a hearing will be scheduled to present their appeal of their assessment <br /> for timely filed and completed petitions. <br /> Depending on the number of appeals heard each year, the Board may meet up to three <br /> days a week, throughout the year. Board members are paid a per diem, currently $100 <br /> per day, when in session. <br /> As required by RCW 84.48.042, the successful applicant must attend training, provided <br /> by the Washington State Department of Revenue, within one year following appointment <br /> or reappointment. <br /> Interested citizens may obtain an application at the Mason County Commissioners' <br /> Office, 411 North 5th Street, Shelton, or by calling Shelton 360-427-9670, ext. 380; <br /> Belfair 360-275-4467, ext. 380; Elma 360-482-5269, ext. 380 or visit the Mason County <br /> website at www.co.mason.wa.us. The position is open until filled with first review March <br /> 16, 2021. <br /> BOARD OF MASON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br /> t <br /> Randy Neatrfwlin Kevin ut V' Sharon Trask <br /> Chair Vice-Chair/ Commissioner <br />