June 15, 2010 Board of Equalization meeting minutes
MINUTES OF THE WARD COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
June 15, 2010
The meeting of the Ward County Board of Equalization was called to order by Chairman Christianson at 9:44 a.m. with Comms. Fjeldahl, Gruenberg, Erickson and Nybakken present. Also present was Auditor/Treasurer Devra Smestad; Director of Tax Equalization Mike Vendsel; and Minot City Assessor Kevin Ternes.
Vendsel appeared to review the Ward County property assessments that had been appealed at the previous County Board of Equalization meeting.
Ternes then appeared to review the Minot City property assessments that had been appealed at the previous County Board of Equalization meeting.
Moved by Comm. Gruenberg, seconded by Comm. Erickson to adopt the following resolution:
WHEREAS this Board of Equalization has reviewed the 2010 property assessments; and
WHEREAS, a number of errors and inequalities have come to the attention of this Board; and
WHEREAS, the County Auditor/Treasurer and the Director of Tax Equalization have reported that the notices of increases and decreases have been given to the owners and local equalization boards as provided by law, and opportunity to be heard in protest in such changes have been given;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that all returns as made by local equalization boards be approved except for changes ordered by this Board, and that all actions taken by this Board of Equalization be confirmed, and that such revised assessments be noted on the County Assessment Rolls and included in the report to the State Tax Commissioners, which is now being compiled by the County Auditor/Treasurer’s Office.
Roll call: all voted yes, except Comm. Fjeldahl who voted no; motion carried.
At 9:49 a.m., it was moved by Comm. Gruenberg, seconded by Comm. Nybakken to adjourn the Board of Equalization sine die. Roll call vote: all voted yes; motion carried.
ACCEPTED AND APPROVED THIS 6TH DAY OF JULY, 2010.
s/ Jerome Gruenberg
Vice-Chairman, Ward County Board of Commissioners
s/ Devra Smestad
Auditor/Treasurer, Ward County
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