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Borough of Haworth v. State Board of Tax Appeals

Decided: January 8, 1945.

BOROUGH OF HAWORTH, A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF THE COUNTY OF BERGEN AND STATE OF NEW JERSEY, PROSECUTOR,
v.
STATE BOARD OF TAX APPEALS AND HACKENSACK WATER COMPANY, A CORPORATION OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY. (1940 OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, (1940 ASSESSMENT), RESPONDENTS



On certiorari.

For the prosecutor, Hennessy & Mowry (Frank H. Hennessy and Joseph L. Lippmann).

For Hackensack Water Co., Morrison, Lloyd & Morrison (Milton, McNulty & Augelli and William J. Morrison, Jr., of counsel).

Before Justices Case, Bodine and Porter.

Bodine

The opinion of the court was delivered by

BODINE, J. The writ of certiorari brings up for review the judgment of the State Board of Tax Appeals with respect to assessments against lands in the Borough of Haworth for the year 1940. The lands are described on the assessment map at Section 1, Plots 1-A, 1-B, 1-C and 1-D.

The property in question is a tract of 243.76 acres of land constituting a portion of the Oradell reservoir owned by the Hackensack Water Company. This property was assessed for the purpose of taxation for the year 1940 by the borough assessor at a valuation of:

Land $395,000.00

Improvement 5,000.00

Personal None

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$400,000.00

The Bergen County Board of Taxation reduced the assessment on the land to $250,000. The assessment on improvements was not affected and is not in question. The State Board of Tax ...


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