PETITION 23 – AS INTRODUCED
PETITION FOR REDRESS OF GRIEVANCE
TO: The Honorable House of Representatives
FROM: Petitioner Representative Daniel C. Itse, Rockingham 9
DATE: October 17, 2011
SUBJECT: Grievance of Bill and Mary Cloutier, Epping, New Hampshire
Your Petitioner Representative Itse on behalf of Bill and Mary Cloutier of Epping, hereinafter presents the following summary of their grievance involving an appraisal of real property in the town of Epping and invokes the constitutional authority and duty of the Honorable House of Representatives pursuant to Articles 31 and 32 to bring about redress:
Grievance involving an adjustment by the town of Epping to the appraised value of real property owned by Bill and Mary Cloutier, which occurred after the expiration of the period to contest the appraisal. The town of Epping has denied Bill and Mary Cloutier their due process rights by its timing of the appraisal and by its denial of Bill and Mary Cloutier’s request for access to records necessary to contest the appraisal.
Wherefore, your Petitioner prays that the House of Representatives consider this proposed remedy:
I. Provide a tax abatement to Bill and Mary Cloutier for the increased assessment resulting from the adjusted appraisal.
II. Introduce legislation to require that changes in property appraisals occur before the final hearing date for contesting the assessment.
III. Introduce legislation to require that all persons appraising real property for tax purposes provide justification for any changes in the appraisal.
Respectfully submitted by Petitioner Representative Itse on Behalf of Bill and Mary Cloutier.