A state Supreme Court justice has ordered that proceedings regarding the assessed value of Birchwood Village apartment complex go before an arbitration panel, according to a Kingston city attorney.The city's vendetta against Birchez is idiotic, and it's costing the taxpayers money. The company is entitled to have its assessment reviewed. Period. Just like everyone else is entitled. I don't see why this is so hard to understand. The housing market collapsed. Reassess the damn thing and move on.
Corporation Counsel Andrew Zweben said state Supreme Court Justice Mary Work made the ruling.
The decision was made in the case involving an ongoing dispute between the city and developer Birchwood Village LLC. The dispute is focused on the assessment appraisal of the Flatbush Avenue property; the developer sued to have the case moved out of court and have the figure set by an arbitration panel.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Birchez Wins Arbitration
And City of Kingston officials look like a bunch of yabos: