NOTICE OF PUBLICATION AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the Council of the County of Kaua’i will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at 8:30 a.m., or soon thereafter, at the Council Chambers, 4396 Rice Street, Room 201, Historic County Building, Lihu’e, on the following:
Bill No. 2861
A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5A, SECTIONS 5A-3.4,
5A-6.1, 5A-6.4, 5A-12.1, 5A-12.3, 5A-12.7, AND 5A-12.8, KAUA’I COUNTY CODE 1987, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY TAXES
This Bill proposes to amend Chapter 5A, Sections 5A-3.4, 5A-6.1, 5A-6.4,
5A-12.1, 5A-12.3, 5A-12.7, and 5A-12.8, Kaua’i County Code 1987, as amended, by requiring appellants to file with the County Board of Review before appealing to the Tax Appeal Court. Appeals heard at the Board of Review are less costly and require far less time from Real Property Assessment staff and the Office of the County Attorney. The Tax Appeal Court has historically experienced delays in scheduling hearings causing assessment years to be compiled into one case, tying up potential General Fund proceeds in escrow accounts throughout the process. This Bill also proposes to list all grounds for appeal in one place and clarifies the basis of appeal for dedications. Further, this Bill proposes to clarify that anyone desiring to appeal an amended notice of assessment has the same 30-day provision.
All interested persons who wish to present their comments may do so at the public hearing. Written testimony prior to the hearing would be appreciated. Written testimony can be submitted to the Office of the County Clerk, Council Services Division by mail, facsimile, or via E-mail to email@example.com. Copies of this Bill are available at the Office of the County Clerk, Council Services Division.
(The Council Committee or Council may amend this Bill at their subsequent meetings. Meeting notices are posted at least six (6) days in advance at the County Clerk’s Office and the public may also testify at any of these meetings.)
CERTIFICATE OF THE COUNTY CLERK
I hereby certify that the foregoing Bill No. 2861 was passed on first reading and ordered to print by the Council of the County of Kaua’i at its meeting held on May 18, 2022, by the following vote:
AYES: Carvalho, Chock, Cowden, DeCosta, Evslin, Kaneshiro TOTAL – 6,
NOES: None TOTAL – 0,
EXCUSED & NOT VOTING: Kuali’i TOTAL – 1,
RECUSED & NOT VOTING: None TOTAL – 0.
Lihu’e, Hawai’i /s/ Jade K. Fountain-Tanigawa
May 19, 2022 County Clerk, County of Kaua’i
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