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Regular Agenda Item
Regular BOS Meeting
Betty Hurst, Contracts Administrator
Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
Begin & End:
7-5-22 to 7-4-24
Approval of the New Hearing Officer Agreement with Howard C. Johnson.
In Gila County, the Board of Supervisors acts as the Board of Equalization. The County may appoint hearings officers pursuant to A.R.S. § 42-16103 to review and make initial determinations on petitions filed pursuant to A.R.S. § 42-16105. The Hearing Officer has substantial knowledge and experience in property values and appraisal procedures.
Original Hearing Officer Agreement with Howard C. Johnson was approved by the Board of Supervisors on July 5, 2018, for a period of two years.
A new Hearing Officer Agreement will serve to extend the term of the contract for an additional two years, for the period July 5, 2022, to July 4, 2024; and increase the hourly rate from $95 per clock hour to $115 per clock hour for hearings and preparation for hearings.
Mr. Johnson contracts with other counties in Arizona at an agreed-upon rate of $115 per clock hour.
The Board of Equalization wishes to execute a new Hearing Officer Agreement with Howard C. Johnson to extend the term of the contract for two additional years, from July 5, 2022, to July 4, 2024.
Melissa Henderson, Chief Deputy Clerk of the Board, works directly with Mr. Johnson scheduling and conducting hearings, etc. The Board of Supervisors and Ms. Henderson have been extremely pleased with Mr. Johnson's extensive knowledge and experience in property values, appraisal procedures, and the professionalism in which he conducts hearings. It is recommended that the Board of Equalization approve a new Hearing Officer Agreement with Mr. Johnson to extend the term of the contract for two additional years, for the period of July 5, 2022, to July 4, 2024; and increase the dollar amount to $115 per clock hour.
Information/Discussion/Action to re-appoint Howard C. Johnson for the Board of Equalization's Hearing Officer and approve the Contract to extend the term for two additional years, from July 5, 2022, to July 4, 2024; and increase the dollar amount to $115 per clock hour.
(Melissa Henderson) (Adjourn as the Gila County Board of Equalization and reconvene as the Gila County Board of Supervisors.)
Hearing Officer Agreement
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