City of Regina
Saskatchewan CA

BOR Public Report
BR22-6

2022 Hearing Schedule

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ISSUE

 

To update the Board on the status of the appeals and plan for scheduling the 2022 appeal hearings. 

 

IMPACTS

 

Financial Impacts

The 2022 Budget includes funds for the operation of the Board of Revision.

 

Legal Impacts

Section 210(4) of the Act provides that the Board of Revision shall make all decisions on appeals within 180 days after the Assessment Notices are sent out. For 2022, the deadline for rendering and distributing decisions on the annual assessment appeals is scheduled for Wednesday, July 6, 2022

 

There are no accessibility, environmental, policy/strategic or other impacts.

 

OTHER OPTIONS

 

It is proposed that panels of three or more members each be established to hear appeals.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

None with respect to this report.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Section 199 of The Cities Act (the “Act) states that the Secretary of the Board of Revision shall set a date, time and location for a hearing before the Board of Revision. The Board Secretary has traditionally worked with Appellants, the City Assessor and the Board to evaluate the needs of all parties prior to determining a hearing schedule.

 

The Board of Revision Office has received 430 annual assessment appeals and 52 amended assessment appeals to date.  The 2022 hearing schedule has been set based on consultation of the appellants and the Assessor.

 

The 2022 Annual Notices of Assessment were sent out on January 7, 2022, and the deadline for submitting appeals to the Board of Revision for 2022 was February 7, 2022.  Amended Notices of Assessment were sent out on February 7, 2022, the deadline for submitting amended appeals were March 14, 2022.

 

The following chart summarizes the results of the Secretary’s review of the 575 appeals received to date.  Additional Notices of Appeal may be received for the Board to hear later in the year, as a result of Amended or Supplemental Notices of Assessment being sent out by the Assessment Department.

 

APPEAL STATS TO DATE

Status

COMM

CONDO

MULTI

RESI

COMM

AMENDED

CONDO

AMENDED

 

MULTI

AMENDED

RESI AMENDED

TOTALS

Appeals Received

395

3

22

10

51

 

1

 

482

Agreements - Withdrawn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insufficient - Grounds

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

2

Insufficient - Fees

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

Late (To Board)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Withdrawn

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

Sub-Total - Agreements, Insufficient, Late, Withdrawn

20

1

 

2

 

 

 

 

23

 

 

APPEALS TO BE HEARD

COMM

CONDO

MULTI

RESI

COMM

AMENDED

CONDO

AMENDED

MULTI

AMENDED

RESI

AMENDED

TOTAL

375

2

22

8

51

0

1

0

459

 

The agreements, insufficient and withdrawn appeals have not been scheduled to be heard by the Board. An estimated 459 appeals will be scheduled to be heard by the board in 2022. To date, 52 amended appeals have been received. Appeal hearings have been scheduled to be held by the board during the period from Thursday, May 12, 2022 to Friday, June 30, 2022.

 

The panels will be appointed in accordance with Section 192(6) of the Act, which states that the Board Chairperson shall appoint a chairperson for each panel and appoint panels of not less than three persons. For 2022, the Board is made up of nine members. 

In 2022, an effort has been made to have each panel deal with appeals that deal with different appeal types and issues.  In accordance with advice from the Saskatchewan Health Authority, the hearings will be held in-person at City Hall at 2476 Victoria Avenue. Hybrid hearings allowing for Appellants/Agents residing outside of the province of Saskatchewan will be permitted at the discretion of the Secretary.

 

The following is a tentative list of hearing dates that are subject to change based on withdrawals and agreements by the appellant and assessor:

 

HEARING DATES

May

May 12, 2022

May 13, 2022

May 16, 2022

May 17, 2022

May 19, 2022

May 24, 2022

May 26, 2022

May 27, 2022

May 30, 2022

 

June

June 2, 2022

June 3, 2022

June 6, 2022

June 7, 2022

June 9, 2022

June 10, 2022

June 13, 2022

June 14, 2022

June 16, 2022

June 17, 2022

June 20, 2022

June 21, 2022

June 23, 2022

June 24, 2022

June 27, 2022

June 30, 2022

 

 

DECISION HISTORY

 

The recommendations contain in this report are within the delegated authority of the Board of Revision.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,             

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