Two tax-exempt cases move ahead

The tax-exempt cases are moving forward.

The Warren YMCA and the Crary Home, which share an attorney with respect to the tax-exempt status situation, and the Warren County Board of Assessment Appeals had a status conference Wednesday with Judge Maureen Skerda.

The order issued Wednesday and filed Thursday with respect to the conference put some deadlines on the parties.

The groups have “30 days to submit proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law.”

The 30-day limit also applies to filing briefs and stipulations regarding the “sua sponte” issue – whether or not the board of assessment appeals acted without the direction of a taxing body and if the board has that authority.

The parties have already agreed that any determination made to tax-exempt status would be effective on Jan. 1, 2014.

A status conference has been scheduled for 2:40 p.m. Monday, June 17.

The YMCA, the Crary, and several other organizations in Warren County were notified last year that their status as tax-exempt agencies had ended.

Representatives of the agencies met with the board and several of the agencies have subsequently filed appeals in the Warren County Court of Common Pleas.

Agencies potentially losing some or all of their exemptions to property taxes include the YMCA, the Crary Home, Warren General Hospital, the Rouse Home, and Calvary Chapel.