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APPEAL MORAVIAN MANORS (05/18/79)

COMMONWEALTH COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


decided: May 18, 1979.

IN RE: APPEAL OF MORAVIAN MANORS, INC., A PENNSYLVANIA NON-PROFIT CORPORATION, FROM THE DECISION OF THE LANCASTER COUNTY BOARD OF ASSESSMENT APPEALS ON THE 1977 ASSESSMENT OF REAL ESTATE FOR TAX PURPOSES. LANCASTER COUNTY BOARD OF ASSESSMENT APPEALS, APPELLANT

Appeal from the Order of the Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County in case of In Re: Appeal of Moravian Manors, Inc., a Pennsylvania Non-Profit Corporation, from the decision of the Lancaster County Board of Assessment Appeals on the 1977 Assessment of Real Estate for tax purposes. Trust Book 44, Page 98.

COUNSEL

Paul K. Allison, with him Allison and Pyfer, for appellant.

Christopher W. Mattson, with him Barley, Snyder, Cooper & Barber, for appellee.

Judges Crumlish, Jr., Wilkinson, Jr. and Mencer, sitting as a panel of three. Opinion by Judge Mencer.

Author: Mencer

[ 42 Pa. Commw. Page 646]

The Lancaster County Board of Assessment Appeals appeals an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County granting to Moravian Manors, Inc., an exemption from all local real estate taxes for a tract of land containing twelve cottages which Moravian owns and operates in connection with its group nursing facility. We agree with the court below that our holding in Lutheran Social Services v. Adams County Board for Assessment & Revision of Taxes, 26 Pa. Commonwealth Ct. 580, 364 A.2d 982 (1976), controls and therefore affirm the order of the lower court on the able opinion of Judge Mueller, reported at Lanc. C.P. Trust Book No. 44, page 98.

Order affirmed.

Order

And Now, this 18th day of May, 1979, the order of the Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County, dated October 26, 1977, directing the Lancaster County

[ 42 Pa. Commw. Page 647]

Board of Assessment Appeals to grant Moravian Manors, Inc., an exemption from all local real estate taxes on a certain tract of land containing twelve cottages, being the subject matter in the above captioned case, is hereby affirmed.

Disposition

Affirmed.

19790518

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