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July 21, 2014 – Board of Equalization


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.


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.



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.



#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.



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 (


Bonnie Vogltance

Cuming County Clerk

Approved:  ____________________________

Vice Chairman



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