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June 24, 2014 – Board of Equalization Minutes

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES

June 24, 2014

 

A meeting of the Board of Equalization of the County of Cuming, in the State of Nebraska was convened in open and public session at 1:00 p.m. on June 24, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Sill present; Tichota and Meister, absent.  Due to the absence of Tichota and Meister, Supervisor Sill was appointed Acting Chairman

 

Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the West Point News, legal newspaper for Cuming County, one of the County’s designated methods for giving notice, a copy of the agenda being attached to these minutes. Notice of this meeting was published as a combined notice with the County Board of Supervisors June 24th & 25th, 2014 notice.  Notice of this meeting was given in advance to the members of the Board of Equalization and a copy of their acknowledgment of receipt of notice and the agenda are attached to these minutes.  Availability of the agenda was communicated in the advance notice and in the notice to the County Board of Equalization of this meeting.  The Acting Chairman of the Board publicly stated to all in attendance that a current copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act was posted in the entrance to the meeting room and the pamphlet form of the act is available upon request.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.

 

1.  MINUTES

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to approve the minutes of the last meeting as read.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

2.  TAX CORRECTIONS

The following tax corrections were presented to the Board for approval; ID# PP#6 – sold business, accelerated 2014 taxes as 2013 – added $29.92 to the tax rolls; ID# PP#5 – sold business, accelerated 2014 taxes as 2013 – added $1,298.58 to the tax rolls;   A motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Ott to approve the tax corrections as presented.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross and Sill, yeas; nays none; Tichota and Meister absent; motion carried.

 

3.  UNDERVALUED, OVERVALUED OR OMITTED TAX LIST

A list of undervalued, overvalued or omitted properties was presented to the Board for approval.  The list is available for public inspection at the County Clerk’s Office.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to accept the list and place on file.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Wiechman, Ross, Mutzenberger and Sill, yeas; nays none; Tichota and Meister absent; motion carried.

 

4.  PROTEST HEARINGS

#1  John & Arlene Fischer

Legal description:  TLs 10, 12 & 13, in NW1/4 Sec. 35 T21 R6E

Assessed Value: $64,855 – Requested Value:  $34,935

Reason for protest:  property would not sell for the assessed valuation

Assessor’s recommendation: make no change

A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Mutzenberger to make no change to the valuation. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, and Sill, yeas; nays none; Tichota and Meister absent; motion carried.

 

Protests #2 and #3 were withdrawn by the taxpayer.

 

#4  Lynette Huntemann

Legal description:  NW1/4NE1/4, W1/2 NW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4 and TL 3 Sec. 11 T22N R7E 189.99 acres

Assessed Value: $929,675 – Requested Value:  $734,015

Reason for protest:  value of property

Assessor’s recommendation: make no change

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ross to make no change to the valuation. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, and Sill, yeas; nays none; Tichota and Meister absent; motion carried.

 

#5 Patrick Buderus

Legal description:  TL 7, Section 3 T24N R5E

Assessed Value: $87,575 – Requested Value:  $71,935

Reason for protest:  property has a lot of unusable buildings and concrete

Assessor’s recommendation: reduce the valuation to $60,515 due to the condition of the house

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to make accept the Assessor recommendation and lower the value to $60,515. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, and Sill, yeas; nays none; Tichota and Meister absent; motion carried.

 

5.  ADJOURN AS A BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to adjourn as a Board of Equalization and reconvene as a Board of Supervisors.  All present voted yea to approve said motion The Board of Equalization agreed to reconvene July 10th at 1:00 p.m. to conduct protest hearings. The agenda kept current in the office of the County Clerk and on the County Website (www.cumingco.com).

 

Bonnie Vogltance

Cuming County Clerk

Approved:  ____________________________

Acting Chairman

 

 

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