PROPERTY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PROPERTY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Op-ed: Salt Lake County Recorder’s office should embrace transparency http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58263470-82/recorder-county-public-office.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58263470-82/recorder-county-public-office.html.csp">Op-ed: Salt Lake County Recorder’s office should embrace transparency</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mary Bishop</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T15:45:56.317-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 03:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Citizens of Utah were outraged in 2011 when the Legislature passed a law limiting what records were available for public scrutiny. Public pressure was brought to bear and the law was amended. We are clearly citizens who care about transparency and open government. Yet my experience trying to obtain public information about our property records from the Salt Lake County Recorder’s office leaves me wondering. The method for tracking property records was established by Brigham Young in “An Ordin...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58263470@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:45:56 MDT Tents erected in Utah polygamous town where evictions served http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogspolygblog/58251542-191/tents-trust-hildale-kutv.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogspolygblog/58251542-191/tents-trust-hildale-kutv.html.csp">Tents erected in Utah polygamous town where evictions served</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="2014-08-02T16:04:14.631-06:00">Updated Aug 2, 2014 04:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Some residents in Hildale apparently served with eviction notices have pitched tents at another home in the town. A reporter for KUTV on Friday saw about a dozen tents before residents of the home on Homestead Street closed a gate to block the view. Walls line the property. Hildale resident Guy Timpson said he saw about 25 tents, along with mostly women and children, pitched on the property Thursday night. Hildale and adjoining Colorado City, Ariz., are home of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesu...</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> 58251542@www.sltrib.com Sat, 02 Aug 2014 16:04:14 MDT Evictions posted in Hildale, people reportedly packing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogspolygblog/58246537-191/notices-hildale-wyler-amp.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogspolygblog/58246537-191/notices-hildale-wyler-amp.html.csp">Evictions posted in Hildale, people reportedly packing</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="2014-07-31T12:38:24.274-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 12:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The first batch of evictions from a polygamous Utah town were posted Saturday, and some have responded by packing their belongings, said the man who served the notices. Issac Wyler is an employee of the United Effort Plan in Hildale, Utah, and Colorado, City, Ariz. He said he posted the eviction notices on 16 homes in what maps show is a four-block area of Hildale. The area goes from Utah Avenue north to Jessop Avenue, and from Hildale Street west to Canyon Street. Wyler said the area was pic...</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> 58246537@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:38:24 MDT Is your city, county raising property taxes? 40 are http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58223976-90/tax-215000-county-increase.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58223976-90/tax-215000-county-increase.html.csp">Is your city, county raising property taxes? 40 are</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="2014-07-28T12:19:05.193-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 12:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Property valuation notices arriving this week contain some pricey news for many Utahns: 40 local governments are seeking tax hikes. That is slightly less than the 42 that raised them last year, but double the number that had boosted them in 2012. During the Great Recession and its aftermath, many governments tried to hold down tax increases. That may be over now, judging from the past two years. Utahns with the worst news are the 250 residents in tiny Rockville, Washington County, near Zion Nat...</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> 58223976@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:19:05 MDT Julie Jason: How much to pay executor of estate? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58215575-79/executor-estate-york-paying.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58215575-79/executor-estate-york-paying.html.csp">Julie Jason: How much to pay executor of estate?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Julie Jason</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T16:19:35.027-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 04:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When someone dies, the executor, whose job is to probate the decedent’s estate, is entitled to a fee for his or her services. The question is, how much? The answer depends on where the decedent’s estate is probated and who serves as executor. Family members may decide not to take a fee, while banks, accountants and attorneys do get paid for serving as executors. The executor pays the decedent’s debts and distributes his or her assets under the terms of the will. Since New York has a set fee sch...</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> 58215575@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:19:35 MDT Letter: Combining golf courses, cemeteries? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224180-82/course-golf-golfers-property.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224180-82/course-golf-golfers-property.html.csp">Letter: Combining golf courses, cemeteries?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T16:00:02.819-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Re Kurt Kragthorpe’s article (“SLC course closure would drive golfers away,” July 24): How about a golf course as final resting place for golfers and non-golfers? Using golf course property for burial is a better utilization of prime property with close access to a large metropolitan area. This more useful purpose of property will not only serve to preserve a great golf course, but will serve as a beautiful memorial for deceased golfers and their families. The advantages of conservation and be...</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> 58224180@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:00:02 MDT California commission moves against billionaire in beach dispute http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58222275-68/beach-commission-khosla-access.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58222275-68/beach-commission-khosla-access.html.csp">California commission moves against billionaire in beach dispute</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Paul Rogers</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> San Jose Mercury News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T08:42:37.339-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 08:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Jose, Calif. • Ratcheting up pressure on Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla over his decision to block public access to a San Mateo County beach, the California Coastal Commission on Thursday announced it is creating a website to ask people to document their historic uses of the beach. The action, while seemingly bureaucratic and innocuous, is an important first step in establishing historic uses of the private road to the beach, which is often a key issue in legal battles over propert...</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> 58222275@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:42:37 MDT 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