King William supervisors approved appropriations for multiple agencies and a resolution for a citizen tax refund.
The board approved supplemental appropriations for the current budget year for Bay Aging, Bay Transit, Legal Aid and Pamunkey Regional Library at their Monday night meeting.
The board also approved a resolution for the county commissioner of revenue to file a court petition to start the process to refund real estate taxes to a family who has been double taxed since 2000.
The Vranian family, who reside in West Point, have been paying double the amount of real estate taxes on their property, according to chairman William “Bill” Hodges.
The primary resident, is now 100 years old and Hodges said he wants to refund the overpayments to her and her family to make them whole again.
“I think she felt she was being assessed properly, however it wasn’t,” Hodges said. "It wasn’t intentional, but she has four lots of property. They assessed tax on those lots, then they assessed her property with her house on it and assessed all the lots again with it.”
County attorney Daniel Stuck said county staff is working on calculating the total refund.
There is a statue for the commissioner of revenue that only allows the county to refund for the past three years plus the current year, according to Stuck.
“The amount is currently $7,641.43 for the past three years plus this year,” Stuck said. “The court is the only entity that can refund from 2014 and prior. Either the commissioner of revenue or property owner will have to file a petition through the court for the total refund from those years.”
The resident would also get a real estate tax refund from the town of West Point, according to Stuck.
Hodges said that the residents son, David Vranian, discovered the error and is working with the county.
The board unanimously approved the resolution, allowing the commissioner to refund the family and look at filing a petition to the court.
County administrator Bobbie Tassinari brought four supplemental appropriation resolutions to the board.
The agencies made additional funding requests during the budget process, but Tassinari denied them. She said she met with the agencies and realized her mistake by denying additional money.
The board approved additional funding of $3,800 to Bay Aging; $7,175 to Bay Transit; $1,440 to Legal Aid; and $20,710 to Pamunkey Regional Library.
After going into a closed discussion, the board announced board and committee appointments.
- Joyce Wolfe, Economic Development Authority. Approved 4-1, with Supervisor David Hansen voting against the appointment.
- Rev. William Palmer, Tri-River Alcohol Safety Action Program
- Rev. Maria Harris, Bay Aging Board
- Charles Shaver, Wetlands Board
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