PROPERTY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PROPERTY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Help schools by taxing churches http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58199111-82/taxes-churches-property-amount.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58199111-82/taxes-churches-property-amount.html.csp">Letter: Help schools by taxing churches</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T08:21:45.964-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 08:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Churches should pay property taxes and sales taxes on all of their purchases. Just look around you and see the massive amount of real estate owned by religious organizations, and it’s all free of taxes. Just imagine the windfall to the public school system if every one paid their share of property taxes. Just sayin’. Jerry Cooper Murray</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58199111@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:21:45 MDT Auctioneer’s gavel is banging in polygamous towns on Utah-Arizona line http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58195258-78/amp-uep-wisan-hildale.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58195258-78/amp-uep-wisan-hildale.html.csp">Auctioneer’s gavel is banging in polygamous towns on Utah-Arizona line</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-20T18:40:09.976-06:00">Updated Jul 20, 2014 06:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nine years after the Beehive State took control of a polygamous trust, that trust has accelerated the sale of land in twin towns on the Utah-Arizona state line. The sales benefit state taxpayers, who have already financed management of the trust, called the United Effort Plan (UEP). The sales also help Utah toward a goal of distributing all UEP-held lands. On Friday, 3rd District Judge Denise Lindberg approved the sale of 13 UEP parcels auctioned last month. Those parcels totaled 835 acres an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58195258@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Jul 2014 18:40:09 MDT Bidder and the sweet: Property buyer gets his money back http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58191443-78/property-abbaszadeh-county-tax.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58191443-78/property-abbaszadeh-county-tax.html.csp">Bidder and the sweet: Property buyer gets his money back</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T12:35:36.466-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 12:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For the Salt Lake County Council to undo a property sale requires a persuasive argument from a bidder with buyer’s remorse. Ayyoob Abbaszadeh had one. Rob Walton did not. After the county’s May sale of properties with delinquent property taxes, Abbaszadeh thought he’d landed a great deal on a parcel in Emigration Canyon’s Pinecrest area. The 58-year-old man paid $53,500 (plus $16,000 in delinquent taxes) for the acre — listed on the county assessor’s records as being worth $185,400 — where he pl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58191443@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:35:36 MDT Editorial: South Salt Lake must get serious about fire hazard http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58183443-82/business-diamond-lake-pile.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58183443-82/business-diamond-lake-pile.html.csp">Editorial: South Salt Lake must get serious about fire hazard</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T11:25:12.698-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 11:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What could be more natural, more environmentally friendly, than a compost pile? Little in the way of toxins. Nothing radioactive. An intelligent and sustainable path to reusing old trees, yard waste and the like by recycling them into useful mulch and fertilizer. Tell that to the exhausted firefighters from the South Salt Lake Fire Department. And the many colleagues from 10 other brigades who answered the call at the Diamond Tree Experts’ Green Waste Disposal site twice in the past two weeks. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58183443@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:25:12 MDT State auditor: Utah property taxes bring in $100 million less than owed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58183167-78/auditor-error-lake-local.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58183167-78/auditor-error-lake-local.html.csp">State auditor: Utah property taxes bring in $100 million less than owed</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By dan harrie and christopher smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T11:30:49.547-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 11:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">State Auditor John Dougall, a conservative former lawmaker, will present a not-so-conservative study soon to his onetime colleagues finding that during the past decade, local governments may have collected $100 million less in property taxes than they are entitled to. This warning of under-collection of taxes seems to fly in the face of the first-term auditor’s 2012 campaign claim to be “frugal Dougall.” But his spokeswoman says the new report isn’t about politics or philosophy — it’s about wh...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58183167@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:30:49 MDT Cardiff Fork compromise appears to be working http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58149928-90/buxton-canyon-cardiff-fork.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58149928-90/buxton-canyon-cardiff-fork.html.csp">Cardiff Fork compromise appears to be working</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T17:26:30.545-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s not like everything has been hunky-dory since the U.S. Forest Service negotiated a three-year agreement to improve public access to Cardiff Fork, a popular offshoot of Big Cottonwood Canyon. But all in all there have been fewer confrontations than before the 2012 truce, a disparate group of Cardiff Fork users agreed last week. After years of friction, a special-use permit was signed in 2012 allowing summer and winter recreationists to use a dirt road to cross through private lands while hik...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58149928@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:26:30 MDT Is UTA bullying small-business neighbor? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58078425-90/agency-building-business-fair.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58078425-90/agency-building-business-fair.html.csp">Is UTA bullying small-business neighbor?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-23T15:58:37.81-06:00">Updated Jun 23, 2014 03:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">State law specifically says the Utah Transit Authority “may not acquire property by eminent domain.” That makes Kerry Hamblin laugh sarcastically and shake his head. That’s because another part of state law allows other governments to condemn and acquire land on UTA’s behalf “for the establishment or operation of a public transit district.” So the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is suing, as a favor to UTA, to condemn and take the Hamblin Custom Furniture Frames factory. Founded in 197...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58078425@www.sltrib.com Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:58:37 MDT Lawmakers may try to slow city scramble for retail dollars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58085268-90/retail-based-sales-tax.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58085268-90/retail-based-sales-tax.html.csp">Lawmakers may try to slow city scramble for retail dollars</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAN HARRIE </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T21:47:00.769-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 09:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Frustrated that Utah cities seem to fall all over themselves to attract low-wage retail businesses because of the potential sales-tax riches, state lawmakers may be moving toward a new way to divvy up those revenues to local government. A draft proposal to start that reform on a few million dollars of the hundreds of millions of dollars streaming to local governments each year won unanimous endorsement Wednesday in the legislative committee overseeing tax policy in the state. The plan would c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58085268@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:47:00 MDT New location for Utah prison still up in the air http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58089316-78/prison-commission-utah-consultants.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58089316-78/prison-commission-utah-consultants.html.csp">New location for Utah prison still up in the air</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica MIller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T22:00:19.831-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 10:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If all goes according to plan, the Utah Prison Relocation Commission will have a proposed plot of land for a new prison to present to legislators at the next session in January. In a presentation Thursday to the commission, consultants provided a time line in the search for new property to move the Utah State Prison from its current 700-acre property in Draper. Consultants could start seeking out sites by next week, with recommendations ready for the relocation commission by fall. The commissio...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58089316@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:00:19 MDT Boyer Co. to propose optional uses for Mulligans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58085823-78/boyer-mulligans-jordan-property.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58085823-78/boyer-mulligans-jordan-property.html.csp">Boyer Co. to propose optional uses for Mulligans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Courtney Tanner</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T21:24:11.166-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 09:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The grass at Mulligans Golf and Games is nice and green as summer begins, but South Jordan City Council members are worried the city-subsidized property isn’t well enough into the financial green to remain open. The council voted late Tuesday to hire The Boyer Co., based in Salt Lake City, as a development consultant to look at possible options for the 67-acre golf course on 10600 South by the Jordan River. South Jordan spokesman Chip Dawson said Boyer beat two other firms for the job because ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58085823@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:24:11 MDT Court: $1.8M house built on park must be removed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58078458-68/park-developer-built-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58078458-68/park-developer-built-court.html.csp">Court: $1.8M house built on park must be removed</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-17T09:05:02.178-06:00">Updated Jun 17, 2014 09:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Narragansett, R.I. • A developer who mistakenly built a $1.8 million waterfront house on parkland has been ordered to remove it. The Rhode Island Supreme Court found that the Narragansett home was built entirely on land owned by the Rose Nulman Park Foundation, and therefore must be removed. The developer, Four Twenty Corp., began building the home in 2009, but it didn’t discover the error until 2011 when it tried to sell the house and the prospective buyers got a survey. Robert Lamoureux, who o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580784582014-06-17T09:05:02.178-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-17T09:05:02.178-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58078458@www.sltrib.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:05:02 MDT Illinois partially overhauls Chicago pension fund http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58047663-79/chicago-pension-quinn-emanuel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58047663-79/chicago-pension-quinn-emanuel.html.csp">Illinois partially overhauls Chicago pension fund</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SOPHIA TAREEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-09T17:42:02.427-06:00">Updated Jun 9, 2014 05:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Monday to help Chicago reduce a multibillion-dollar pension shortfall for two of its pension systems, but advised Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City Council not to raise property taxes for needed revenues. An early version of the measure contained a property tax hike, which Emanuel said was necessary to avoid cuts to services. The provision was later removed, something Quinn noted in his decision to sign the bill. “As the mayor and member...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580476632014-06-09T17:42:02.427-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-09T17:42:02.427-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58047663@www.sltrib.com Mon, 09 Jun 2014 17:42:02 MDT Utah firefighters have learned lessons after tragic 2013 Arizona wildfire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58003987-78/fire-firefighters-wildfire-yarnell.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58003987-78/fire-firefighters-wildfire-yarnell.html.csp">Utah firefighters have learned lessons after tragic 2013 Arizona wildfire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-09T10:41:35.802-06:00">Updated Jun 9, 2014 10:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As wildfire crews battle smoke and flames this summer, they have a recent reminder of what mistakes on the ground and back at headquarters can cost. The Yarnell Hill fire, which took the lives of 19 firefighters last year in Arizona, has Utah’s fire defenders talking about they can learn from the tragedy. The need for clear communication and always putting people before property were topics during the lead-up this summer’s wildfire season, which officially started June 1. Officials also emphasi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58003987@www.sltrib.com Mon, 09 Jun 2014 10:41:35 MDT Op-ed: Improve Fairpark and keep state fair on North Temple http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58028751-82/state-fair-utah-fairpark.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58028751-82/state-fair-utah-fairpark.html.csp">Op-ed: Improve Fairpark and keep state fair on North Temple</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Roger L. Beattie and Michael J. Steele</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-06T16:52:02.12-06:00">Updated Jun 6, 2014 04:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The editorial published May 23 by the Salt Lake Tribune made a conclusion we disagree with; the editorial states “But the fair needs a new home, preferably one it can share with other functions ...” We have a home and do share it with other functions throughout the year. The Utah State Fair’s home for over 110 years is the ideal location for the annual September event. The fair’s location in the heart of our capital city on North Temple makes it the best location one could place the state fair. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58028751@www.sltrib.com Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:52:02 MDT Will Utah shift more big-business tax bills to little guy? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57972895-90/tax-property-assessed-centrally.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57972895-90/tax-property-assessed-centrally.html.csp">Will Utah shift more big-business tax bills to little guy?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By dan harrie</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-26T16:52:55.231-06:00">Updated May 26, 2014 04:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah lawmakers are beginning to explore changes in the handling of property tax disputes with some of the state’s biggest corporations in a way that opponents fear could lead to higher taxes for homeowners and local businesses. Companies at the center of the issue — businesses like PacifiCorp., Kennecott, Questar, Union Pacific and others whose valuations are set by the state because their holdings cross county lines — see it as a matter of efficiency and fairness. The so-called centrally assess...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57972895@www.sltrib.com Mon, 26 May 2014 16:52:55 MDT