Incline Village tax revolt group unhappy with no decision
Nevada Appeal News Service
They’re at it again.
After being “baffled” at the Nevada Supreme Court’s inability to come down with a decision Thursday over whether to uphold a June decision on property tax refunds for 17 Incline-based property owners, tax revolters here are going back on the offensive.
“It’s time to get this done, to make some changes and correct the problem,” said Maryanne Ingemanson, president of the Village League to Save Incline Assets. “First it was wait between 60 and 90 days and then it was wait ’till the elections are over. They’re over. I don’t see any additional roadblocks out there.”
Their frustrations came to a head Thursday as two emergency writs of prohibition were filed. The first to prevent Washoe County from implementing any assessment factor that could be influenced by a Supreme Court decision and the other to prevent the state board of equalization from conducting any “illegal” hearings.
“If nothing is done all the assessment cards come out next month – it’s absolutely ludicrous, beyond belief actually,” Ingemanson said. “We are extremely disappointed that we didn’t get a ruling today. We know the Supreme Court is trying but the state board (of equalization) continuing hearings is inexcusable.”
The Supreme Court’s decision, based on arguments made in June, will be whether to uphold Carson City District Court Judge William Maddox’s property tax refunds for 17 Incline Village property owners.
Clerks at the Supreme Court were unable to comment on the timeline for a ruling.
The office will be closed next week.
In early February, the county district attorney’s office filed an emergency stay with the Supreme Court.
The stay was denied and the court said a decision on the matter would come down in 90 days.