- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire’s highest court has ended a nearly decade-long tax dispute by ruling that a city didn’t break a lease agreement with an aviation company by increasing its property assessment.

Lebanon attorney Adele Fulton tells The Valley News (http://bit.ly/29sKb36 ) the state Supreme Court’s decision last week affirms the city’s argument that all taxpayers are treated equally.

Signal Aviation Services- now called Granite Air Center -had claimed that Lebanon violated the lease terms when it raised the property assessment from $77,000 to $848,000 in 2006 after a reassessment.

The company provides maintenance and other services to aviation customers on city-owned land at Lebanon Municipal Airport.

The court concluded that the lease obligates the city to require operators to pay assessed taxes.

Requests for comment from the company’s attorney weren’t returned.

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Information from: Lebanon Valley News, http://www.vnews.com

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