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MEETING OF STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

1916

September 5, 1916. The State Board of Equalization assembled in the hearing room of the State Tax Department, Tuesday, September 5, 1916, pursuant to law. PRESENT:

State Comptroller, Hon. Eugene M. Travis.
State Treasurer, Hon. James L. Wells.
Attorney-General, Hon. Egburt E. Woodbury.
State Engineer and Surveyor, Hon. Frank M. Williams.
Speaker of Assembly, Hon. Thaddeus C. Sweet.

State Tax Commissioners, Hon. Martin Saxe, President; Hon. Walter H. Knapp, Hon. Ralph W. Thomas.

The meeting was called to order by Hon. Martin Saxe, President of the State Tax Commission, at 12:15 P. M. On motion of Mr. Knapp, seconded by Mr. Thomas, Attorney-General Woodbury was selected as chairman. At the request of Mr. Woodbury, this motion was withdrawn, and on motion of Mr. Knapp, seconded by Mr. Thomas, Hon. Thaddeus C. Sweet, was selected as chairman. Mr. Horace G. Tennant was unanimously selected as secretary.

On invitation of the chairman the following gentlemen were heard by the board:

John W. Byrne, representing the city of Troy; Robert MacIntire, representing the Comptroller of the City of New York; Edward O'Connor, representing the Tax Payers' Association of Troy; John H. Ehrehart, representing the New York Central Railroad and other corporations.

These representatives argued at some length in favor of the claims of their associations, municipalities and clients, presenting affidavits in substantiation of their arguments, after which the State Board of Equalization went into executive session, at 1:40 P. M.

Mr. Lewis K. Rockefeller, Deputy Commissioner in charge of the Bureau of Local Assessment, Equalization and Statistics, appeared before the board and explained his method for obtaining the data presented for the consideration of the board. After some discussion of the county rates presented by the State Tax Commission, it was moved by the Comptroller to adjourn until Thursday, September 21, 1916, at twelve o'clock noon at the office of the State Tax Department.

Motion unanimously carried. Meeting adjourned.

STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

Albany, September 21, 1916. The State Board of Equalization met pursuant to adjournment at the office of the State Tax Department, Albany, N. Y., at twelve o'clock noon. All members were present. The secretary read the minutes of the last meeting, which were approved. The board then went into executive session, and after deliberation appointed a sub-committee, consisting of the Lieutenant-Governor, the Attorney-General and State Tax Commissioner Walter H. Knapp, to study the data collected and presented by the State Tax Commission and to report back to this board. On motion of the Comptroller the board adjourned to Thursday, October 5, 1916, at twelve o'clock noon, at the State Tax Department.

HORACE G. TENNANT,

Secretary.

Albany, October 5, 1916.

The State Board of Equalization met pursuant to adjournment at the State Tax Department, Albany, N. Y., at twelve o'clock noon. Present: Hon. Eugene M. Travis, Comptroller; Hon. Francis M. Hugo, Secretary of State; Hon. James L. Wells, State Treasurer; Hon. Martin Saxe, Hon. Walter H. Knapp, and Hon. Ralph W. Thomas, State Tax Commissioners. The sub-committee appointed at the last meeting of the board not having reported, on motion the board adjourned to Thursday, October 26, 1916, at twelve o'clock noon at the State Tax Department.

HORACE G. TENNANT,

Secretary.

Albany, October 26, 1916.
The State Board of Equalization met at the State Tax Depart-
ment at twelve o'clock noon pursuant to adjournment.
PRESENT:

Lieutenant-Governor, Hon. Edward Schoeneck.
Speaker of the Assembly, Hon. Thaddeus C. Sweet.
Secretary of State, Hon. Francis M. Hugo.
Comptroller, Hon. Eugene M. Travis.
Treasurer, Hon. James L. Wells.
Attorney-General, Hon. Egburt E. Woodbury.
State Engineer and Surveyor, Hon. Frank M. Williams.

State Tax Commissioner, Hon. Martin Saxe, President; State Tax Commissioner, Hon. Walter H. Knapp.

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Sweet, chairman of the board. The minutes of the last two meetings were read and approved. The chairman of the sub-committee, which was appointed to study the data which was submitted to the board by the State Tax Commission, presented its report, which after Leing discussed was, on motion of the Secretary of State, seconded by the Lieutenant-Governor, duly adopted, all the members present voting for its adoption except the Treasurer and State Tax Commissioner Saxe, who voted in the negative. President Saxe presented a table of rates and dissented from the rates reported by the sub-committee, which was concurred in by the Treasurer. The chairman ordered that the records and data in the possession of the sub-committee be filed with the secretary. Adjourned.

HORACE G. TENNANT,

Secretary.

The equalization table made by the State Board of Equalization for the year 1916 is based upon the assessment rolls of 1915. The increases of this year not being available at the time have not been taken into consideration, but should show in next year's table.

State Equalization Table

COUNTIES

Rate of equalization

85
67
93

1 Albany... 2 Allegany 3 Bronx.. 4 Broome. 5 Cattaraugus. 6 Cayuga.. 7 Chautauqua. 8 Chemung.. 9 Chenango. 10 Clinton 11 Columbia. 12 Cortland 13 Delaware. 14 Dutchess. 15 Erie. 16 Essex 17 Franklin. 18 Fulton. 19 Genesee. 20 Greene. 21 Hamilton. 22 Herkimer. 23 Jefferson. 24 Kings.. 25 Lewis.. 26 Livingston.. 27 Madison. 28 Monroe.. 29 Montgomery. 30 Nassau.. 31 New York 32 Niagara. 33 Oneida, 34 Onondaga. 35 Ontario 36 Orange.. 37 Orleans 38 Oswego 39 Otsego. 40 Putnam 41 Queens. 42 Rensselaer 43 Richmond. 44 Rockland.. 45 Saint Lawrence. 46 Saratoga 47 Schenectady 48 Schoharie. 49 Schuyler. 50 Seneca 51 Steuben 52 Suffolk 53 Sullivan. 54 Tioga. 55 Tompkins. 56 Ulster.. 57 Warren 58 Washington 59 Wayne.. 60 Westchester. 61 Wyoming 62 Yates.

70 69 74 69 47 73 74 52 76 73 57 54 65 73 58 63 68 75 93 70 75 77 75 65 56 94 63 71 79 71 55 83 75 74 66 89 88 89 66 75 65

70

Assessed value of real property

(1915)

Full value of
real property

at rate of
equalization

Amount deducted

from Assessed value of real

property

$52,670,921

*131,606,960

$139,257,762

21,395, 243
677, 126, 664
51,833,476
36,172,148
41,764,916
63,238,524
36, 272,596
16,878,337
10, 124, 350
26,679, 499
17,166,920
15,994, 0001
67,647,781
442,314,558
17,769,570
12,856,355
16,771,904
32,671,852
13,008,883

4,994,962
36,351,022

46,781,668 1,691,912, 426

11,090,503 28, 282,799 21,549,612 287,033,934

30, 295,456 125,854, 462 5,145,802, 495

77,867,257 83,374, 296 185,979,253 37, 769,531 54,343,699 28,830,834 33,880,398 24,462,903 13.788,852 509,515,978 83,525,902 84,403, 224 33,054, 343 46,311,216 27,841,464 65,649,732 12,062,321

6,771,498 17,300,800 44,435, 316 95,379,977

7,231,505 13,913,253 21,243,293 33, 254,908 16,126,678 20,693,050 32,898, 432 404,692, 668 20, 191, 413 11,650.135

$163,832,661

31,933, 198 728,093, 187 64,791,845 51,674, 497 59,664, 165 91,650,034 49,017,021 24,461,357 21,541,170 36,547, 258 23, 198, 540 30, 757, 692 89,010, 238 605,910, 353 31,174,684 23,808,064 25,802,929 44,755, 961 22,429, 108

7,928, 511 53, 457,385

62,375,557 1,819, 260, 673

15,843,575 37,710,398 27,986,509 382, 711,912

46, 608, 393
224,740, 110
5,474,257,973

123,598,820
117,428,585
235,416,775
53, 196,522
98,806, 725
34,735,944
45,173,864
33,057,977

20,892, 200
572, 489,862
94,915,797
94,835,083
50,082,337
61,748,288
42,833,021
93,785,331
15,871,475
10,580,465
23,067,733
60,047,724
146,738, 426
19,544,608
17,837,503
28,707,152
48,904, 276
26,437, 177
27, 227,697
46,335,819
554,373,517
28,460, 295
16,885, 702

450, 755,344

18,514,843 2,120,505 3,067,057

76
64
75
74
65
37
78
74
68
61

73
72
69

Total.

$11,335, 638,806

$13,216,951,658

$658,735,630

Average rate of equalization for State, 85.765909 + per centum,

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