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October 28, 2014 – Board of Equalization Minutes

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES

October 28, 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 11:00 a.m. on October 28, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with all members present. Read More

 

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 October 28 & 29, 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 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 Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve the minutes of the last meeting as read.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1.  UNDERVALUED, OVERVALUED OR OMITTED TAX LIST

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ross to accept the list of overvalued, undervalued or omitted properties.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.  A complete list is available in the County Clerk’s Office.

 

  1. TAX CORRECTIONS

The following tax corrections were presented for approval; parcel #10970 – clerical error – deducted $83.62 from the tax rolls; ID# 2935 – sold business, accelerated 2014 personal property taxes as 2013 – added $15.98 to the tax rolls.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to accept the corrections as presented.

Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Meister, Mutzenberger, Sill and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried.

 

  1.  ADJOURN AS A BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

At 11:20 a.m., a motion was made by Sill and seconded by Ott to adjourn as a Board of Equalization and reconvene as a Board of Supervisors.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

The Board of Equalization agreed to reconvene as needed. 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:  ____________________________

Chairman

 

 

 

September 23, 2014 – Board of Equalization Minutes

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES

September 23, 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 11:00 a.m. on September 23, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with all Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Wiechman, Ott and Tichota present; Sill absent. Read More

 

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 September 23 & 24, 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 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 Ott and seconded by Wiechman to approve the minutes of the last meeting as read.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

  1. LEVIES

A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Ross to approve the levies for the Cuming County Governmental Entities as follows:

 

SCHOOLS RATE
West Point
General Fund 0.859480
K-12 Bond 0.062182
Wisner
General Fund 0.809249
Qualified Capital Purpose 0.028211
K-8 Bond 0.009560
9-12 Bond 0.018153
Special Bldg 0.034179
Bancroft/Rosalie
General Fund 0.717549
9-12 Bond 0.012438
K-8 Bond 0.001523
Qualified Capital Purpose 0.002792
Townships
Bancroft Township 0.092293
Beemer Township 0.092795
Bismark Township 0.157094
Blaine Township 0.090347
Cleveland Township 0.052799
Cuming Township 0.104997
Elkhorn Township 0.163728
Garfield Township 0.113040
Grant Township 0.079345
Lincoln Township 0.091232
Logan Township 0.118791
Monterey Township 0.097017
Neligh Township 0.130781
Sherman Township 0.169999
St. Charles Township 0.152143
Wisner Township 0.124090
FIRE DISTRICTS
Bancroft Rural Fire 0.010109
West Point Fire 0.027406
Beemer Fire 0.021241
Wisner Fire 0.010894
Cuming County Ag 0.006360
Cuming County 0.121919
CITIES AND VILLAGES
West Point City 0.450000
VP Bond 2011 0.041201
TOTAL LEVY 0.491201
Wisner City 0.478347
Bancroft Village 0.455815
Beemer Village 0.279835

Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Meister, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill absent; motion carried.

 

  1.  UNDERVALUED, OVERVALUED OR OMITTED TAX LIST

A motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Mutzenberger to accept the list of overvalued, undervalued or omitted properties.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Wiechman, Meister, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill absent; motion carried. A complete list is available in the County Clerk’s Office.

 

  1.  ADJOURN AS A BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

At 11:30 a.m., a motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to adjourn as a Board of Equalization and reconvene as a Board of Supervisors.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

The Board of Equalization agreed to reconvene as needed. 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:  ____________________________

Chairman

 

 

 

August 26, 2014 – Board of Equalization Minutes

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES

August 26, 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 11:15 a.m. on August 26, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with all members present. Read More

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 August 26 & 27, 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 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 Ott and seconded by Sill to approve the minutes of the last meeting as read.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

2.  UNDERVALUED, OVERVALUED OR OMITTED TAX LIST

A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to accept the list of overvalued, undervalued or omitted properties.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Sill, Wiechman, Meister, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; motion carried. A complete list is available in the County Clerk’s Office.

 

3.  ADJOURN AS A BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

At 11:30 a.m., a motion was made by Sill and seconded by Meister to adjourn as a Board of Equalization and reconvene as a Board of Supervisors.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

The Board of Equalization agreed to reconvene as needed. 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:  ____________________________

Chairman

July 28, 2014 – Board of Equalization Minutes

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES

July 28, 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 11:00 a.m. on July 28, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott and Tichota present; Wiechman, Sill and Meister, absent. Read More

 

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 July 28 & 29, 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 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 Tichota and seconded by Ott to approve the minutes of the last meeting as read.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

2.  VEHICLE EXEMPTION

An application from GACC was presented to the Board to exempt six vehicles from motor vehicle tax.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to approve the application as presented. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Mutzenberger, Ross and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill, Wiechman and Meister absent; motion carried.

 

3.  TAX CORRECTIONS

The following tax corrections were presented to the Board for approval; Personal Property ID#12258 – failure to file a personal property list with the Assessor’s office for 2012 and 2013 – added $25.64 to the tax rolls.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ross to approve the tax corrections as presented.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Mutzenberger, Ross and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill, Wiechman and Meister absent; motion carried.

 

4.  UNDERVALUED, OVERVALUED OR OMITTED TAX LIST

A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Mutzenberger to accept the verbal list of overvalued, undervalued or omitted properties.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill, Wiechman and Meister absent; motion carried. A complete list is available in the County Clerk’s Office.

 

5.  APPLICATION FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION

A homestead application was presented to the Board from Eldon Lofgren.  The application requires Board approval if filed after the deadline.  A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Ott to accept the Homestead Application for Eldon Lofgren due to the stated circumstances. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Ross, Mutzenberger and Tichota, yeas; nays none; Sill, Wiechman and Meister absent; motion carried.

 

6.  ADJOURN AS A BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

The Board of Equalization agreed to adjourn and reconvene as needed. 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:  ____________________________

Chairman

 

 

July 21, 2014 – Board of Equalization

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES

July 21, 2014

 

A special meeting of the Board of Equalization of the County of Cuming, in the State of Nebraska was convened in open and public session at 11:30 a.m. on July 21, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with Mutzenberger, Wiechman, Sill and Meister present; Tichota, Ott and Ross absent.  The meeting was called to revisit protest #19. Read More

 

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 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 Vice 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 Wiechman and seconded by Sill to approve the minutes of the last meeting.  All present voted yea in favor of said motion.

 

2.  PROTEST HEARING FOR PROTEST #19

#19  Derick & Amanda Engelbart

Legal description:  Lot 6, Lake View Subdivision – Sec 26 T22N R6E

Assessed Value: $314,595 – Requested Value:  $203,040

Reason for protest:  incorrect measurements and finishes

Assessor’s recommendation: the Assessor did a full review of the home to correct assumptions the appraiser made due to lack of access to the property.  Based on the review, the Assessor recommended the valuation be reduced to $249,060.

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to accept the Assessor’s recommendation and reduce the valuation to $249,060.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota, Ross and Ott absent; motion carried.

 

3.  ADJOURN AS A BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

The Board agreed to adjourn and reconvene July 28 and 29, 2014, at 11:00 a.m.  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:  ____________________________

Vice Chairman

 

 

July 10 & 11, 2014 Equalization Minutes

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES

July 10, 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 July 10, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Wiechman and Sill present; Tichota absent. Read More

 

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 July 10, 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 Vice 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.  PROTEST HEARINGS

#6  Franklin and Calvin Peters

Legal description:  TL 30 Sec 36 T24N R7E 49.75 acres

Assessed Value: $255,945 – Requested Value:  none stated

Reason for protest:  large increase in valuation

Assessor’s recommendation: make no change

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

 

#7  Franklin and Calvin Peters

Legal description:  S1/2NE1/4 & TL 9 Sec 1 T23N R7E 155.63 acres

Assessed Value: $741,075 – Requested Value:  none stated

Reason for protest:  large increase in valuation

Assessor’s recommendation: make no change

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

 

#8  Richard and Jami Mohl

Legal description:  Lots 4, 5, 6 & W1/2 of lot 7, Blk 13, Bancroft Village

Assessed Value: $42,400 – Requested Value:  $33,250

Reason for protest:  purchased the home for $35,000

Assessor’s recommendation: make no change

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Wiechman to reduce the valuation to $35,000.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

#9  Rose Marie Vering Trust

Legal description:  W1/2SW1/4 Sec 6 T21N R4E 77.2 acres

Assessed Value: $309,380 – Requested Value:  $282,210.00

Reason for protest:  large increase in valuation

Assessor’s recommendation: make no change

A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to make no change to the valuation. All present voted aye in favor of said motion.

 

#10  Rose Marie Vering Trust

Legal description:  SE1/4SW1/4 & TL 17 Sec. 6 T21N R4E 75 acres

Assessed Value: $397,015 – Requested Value:  $365,780

Reason for protest:  large increase in valuation

Assessor’s recommendation: make no change

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to make no change to the valuation. All present voted aye in favor of said motion.

 

#11  Arlen Lierman

Legal description:  TL 37 Sec 2 T22N R5E 14 acres

Assessed Value: $19,570 – Requested Value:  $10,000

Reason for protest:  method of valuation doesn’t take into account for small irregular shaped fields

Assessor’s recommendation: reduce to $18,140 due to determination of more waste ground

A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Meister to reduce the valuation to $18,140.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

#12  Arlen Lierman

Legal description:  TLs 15 & 16 Sec. 2 T22N R5E 42.82 acres

Assessed Value: $71,785 – Requested Value:  $58,515

Reason for protest:  method of valuation doesn’t take into account for small irregular shaped fields

Assessor’s recommendation: reduce to $67,405 due to erosion along the Elkhorn River

A motion was made by Ross and seconded by Ott to reduce the valuation to $67,405.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

#13  Arlen Lierman

Legal description:  TL 2 & Pt B TL 3 Sec. 2 T22N R5E 69.74 acres

Assessed Value: $154,220 – Requested Value:  $126,255

Reason for protest:  method of valuation doesn’t take into account for small irregular shaped fields

Assessor’s recommendation: reduce to $148,345 due to erosion along the Elkhorn River

A motion was made by Ott and seconded by Mutzenberger to reduce the valuation to $147,095.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

#14  Reva Burger

Legal description:  E 475’ SW1/4SE1/4 & TL 4 & 5 Sec. 22 T21N R7E 33.92 acres

Assessed Value: $167,215 – Requested Value:  0 land value on grove

Reason for protest:  nothing done to warrant an $11,000 increase

Assessor’s recommendation: reclassification of land types – reduce to $165,080

A motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Sill to reduce the valuation to $165,080.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

Protest #15 was withdrawn.

 

#16  Kurt Kindschuh

Legal description:  NE1/4SE1/4 & TL 8, Sec 14 T23N R4E 78.18 acres

Assessed Value: $242,825 – Requested Value:  $216,790

Reason for protest:  effects of neighboring cattle operation and a large portion of this tract is in the wetland reserve program

Assessor’s recommendation: 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, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

#17  Kindschuh Land Company LLC

Legal description:  S1/2 NE1/4 & N 64 ac SE1/4 Sec 16 T23N R4E 144 acres

Assessed Value: $618,120 – Requested Value:  $502,765

Reason for protest:  crop prices dropping, increasing values

Assessor’s recommendation: reassessed area with reuse pit – reduce value to $613,610

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

 

#18  Norman and Frances Ewing

Legal description:  TL 66 Sec 36 T24N R7E 5.237 acres

Assessed Value: $119,240 – Requested Value:  $114,155

Reason for protest:  effects of neighboring cattle operation, flat roof, water leaks

Assessor’s recommendation: change value to $93,990 due to the flat roof and water leaks

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

 

#19  Derick and Amanda Engelbart

Legal description:  lot 6 Lakeview Subd 3.68 acres

Assessed Value: $314,595 – Requested Value:  $238,000

A motion was made by Mutzenberger  and seconded by Ross to table the protest hearing. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

#20 Charla Nedza

Legal description:  Lot 10, Blk 1, 1st Add to the City of Wisner

Assessed Value: $43,735 – Requested Value:  $35,000

Reason for protest:  condition of the house

Assessor’s recommendation: after review of property recommend to change value to $34,595

A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger accept the Assessor’s recommendation.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

#21  Larry Karloff

Legal description:  TL 4B, 5B & 9 Sec 6 T22N R6E 43.87 acres

Assessed Value: $193,295 – Requested Value:  $153,295

Reason for protest:  alkali spots

Assessor’s recommendation: adjustment to wet areas recommended reducing to $176,920

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

 

#22  Larry Karloff

Legal description:  Pt B TL 1 & SE1/4 NE1/4 & TL 18 (W1/2NE1/4) Sec 1 T22N R5E 96.79 acres

Assessed Value: $397,480 – Requested Value:  none stated

Reason for protest:  alkali spots

Assessor’s recommendation: due to drainage issues, reduce to $376,610

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

 

#23  Larry Karloff

Legal description:  TLS 6, 12, 13 & 28 Sec. 31 T23N R6E 181.66 acres

Assessed Value: $893,185 – Requested Value:  $833,185

Reason for protest:  alkali spots

Assessor’s recommendation: due to drainage issues, reduce to $865,610

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

 

#24  Deuser Family Farms LLC

Legal description:  NW1/4 Sec 21 T24N R7E 160 acres

Assessed Value: $665,415 – Requested Value:  none stated

Reason for protest:  can’t believe there are recent sales to support the valuation increase

Assessor’s recommendation: no change

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

 

#25 Gloria Jahnke

Legal description:  W1/2NW1/4 & W1/2E1/2NW1/4 Sec 22 T23N R5E 120 acres

Assessed Value: $562,925 – Requested Value:  none stated

Reason for protest:  valuation increased $150,580 in one year

Assessor’s recommendation: reclassified a few acres to pasture – reduce value to $556,210

A motion was made by Wiechman and seconded by Ott to change the valuation to $556,210.  Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Wiechman, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Sill and Meister, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

#26 Vandle & Doris Phillips Farm Trust

Legal description:  W1/2 SW1/4 Sec 3 T24N R7E 80 acres

Assessed Value: $341,520 – Requested Value:  $280,000

Reason for protest:  25% increase in one year

Assessor’s recommendation: no change

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

 

#27  Kenneth and Brenda Compton

Legal description:  TL 7 Sec 2 T22N R4E 9.91 acres

Assessed Value: $76,075 – Requested Value:  $68,180

Reason for protest:  no tillable land on parcel

Assessor’s recommendation: no change

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

 

3.  ADJOURN AS A BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

The Board agreed to adjourn and reconvene July 21, at 11:30 a.m. to review the protest #19. 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:  ____________________________

Vice Chairman

 

 

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 Read More

 

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

 

 

May 27, 2014 – Board of Equalization Minutes

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES

May 27, 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 11:30 a.m. on May 27, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Wiechman, Sill and Meister present; Tichota absent.

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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 May 27th & 28th, 2014 notice. Notice of this meeting was given in advance to the members of the Board of Equalization and a copy of their acknow-ledgment 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 Vice-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 Wiechman 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# 15547 – correct assessment of land value – corrected 2012 and 2013 tax list, added $872.84 to the tax rolls; ID# 1120 – sold business, accelerated 2014 taxes – corrected 2013 tax list, added $105.16 to the tax rolls. A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to approve the tax corrections as presented. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Meister, Wiechman, Sill, Mutzenberger and Ross, yeas; nays none; Tichota 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 Sill and seconded by Meister to accept the list and place on file. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Meister, Wiechman, Sill, Mutzenberger and Ross, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

 

4. DATE FOR PROTEST HEARINGS

The Board set the protest hearings for the afternoons of June 24 and 25 and all day July 10 and July 11 if needed.

 

5. ADJOURN

A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to adjourn as a Board of Equalization and reconvene as a Board of Supervisors. All present voted yea in favor of said motion. The Board of Equalization agreed to reconvene when needed. The agenda kept current in the office of the County Clerk and on the County Website (www.cumingcounty.ne.gov).

 

Bonnie Vogltance

Cuming County Clerk

Approved: ____________________________

Chairman

 

 

April 29, 2014

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES

April 29, 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 11:00 a.m. on April 29, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Wiechman, Sill and Meister present; Tichota absent.

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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 April 29th & 30th, 2014 notice. Notice of this meeting was given in advance to the members of the Board of Equalization and a copy of their acknow-ledgment 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 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 Wiechman and seconded by Sill 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 of approval; ID# 12097.01 – sold farm equipment – accelerated 2014 taxes added $783.08 to the tax rolls; ID# 11861 – clerical error – deducted $1708.12 from the tax rolls, corrected 2013 and 2014 tax list; ID# 56000.01 – clerical error – deducted $517.34 from the tax rolls, corrected 2011, 2012 and 2013 tax list. A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to approve the tax corrections as presented. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Meister, Wiechman, Sill, Mutzenberger and Ross, yeas; nays none; Tichota 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 would add $497,750 to the total county valuation. A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to accept the list and place on file. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Meister, Wiechman, Sill, Mutzenberger and Ross, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

4. VEHICLE EXEMPTIONS

Two vehicle exemptions were presented to the Board for review – Church of the Assumption of the BVM, West Point – 2014 Nissan Altima; Elkhorn Valley Assembly of God, West Point – 2002 Dodge Sports Van. A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Ott to approve the exemptions as presented. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Meister, Wiechman, Sill, Mutzenberger and Ross, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

5. ADJOURN

A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to adjourn as a Board of Equalization and reconvene as a Board of Supervisors. All present voted yea in favor of said motion. The Board of Equalization agreed to reconvene when needed. The agenda kept current in the office of the County Clerk and on the County Website (www.cumingcounty.ne.gov).

Bonnie Vogltance

Cuming County Clerk

Approved: ____________________________

Chairman

April 29, 2014 – Board of Equalization Minutes

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES

April 29, 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 11:00 a.m. on April 29, 2014, at West Point, Nebraska with Meister, Mutzenberger, Ross, Ott, Wiechman, Sill and Meister present; Tichota absent. Read More

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 April 29th & 30th, 2014 notice. Notice of this meeting was given in advance to the members of the Board of Equalization and a copy of their acknow-ledgment 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 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 Wiechman and seconded by Sill 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 of approval; ID# 12097.01 – sold farm equipment – accelerated 2014 taxes added $783.08 to the tax rolls; ID# 11861 – clerical error – deducted $1708.12 from the tax rolls, corrected 2013 and 2014 tax list; ID# 56000.01 – clerical error – deducted $517.34 from the tax rolls, corrected 2011, 2012 and 2013 tax list. A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to approve the tax corrections as presented. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Meister, Wiechman, Sill, Mutzenberger and Ross, yeas; nays none; Tichota 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 would add $497,750 to the total county valuation. A motion was made by Mutzenberger and seconded by Sill to accept the list and place on file. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Meister, Wiechman, Sill, Mutzenberger and Ross, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

4. VEHICLE EXEMPTIONS

Two vehicle exemptions were presented to the Board for review – Church of the Assumption of the BVM, West Point – 2014 Nissan Altima; Elkhorn Valley Assembly of God, West Point – 2002 Dodge Sports Van. A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Ott to approve the exemptions as presented. Upon a roll call the vote resulted as follows; Ott, Meister, Wiechman, Sill, Mutzenberger and Ross, yeas; nays none; Tichota absent; motion carried.

5. ADJOURN

A motion was made by Sill and seconded by Mutzenberger to adjourn as a Board of Equalization and reconvene as a Board of Supervisors. All present voted yea in favor of said motion. The Board of Equalization agreed to reconvene when needed. The agenda kept current in the office of the County Clerk and on the County Website (www.cumingcounty.ne.gov).

Bonnie Vogltance

Cuming County Clerk

Approved: ____________________________

Chairman

Cuming County

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