The Board of Appeals and Equalization Meeting was called to order by Dan Stommes at 10:30 am in the FCC Board Room. All members were present. Also present were Mark Koehn, Michelle Hinnenkamp and Kathy Korte from the Stearns County Assessor’s Office – and Albert Meier.
RE: Albert Meier – Mr. Meier was present to dispute the market value of his property – citing house completion and lack of a decent driveway. After a long discussion with Mr. Meier, Dave Robertson made a motion that no change be made, Jason Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried. He was advised that he could appeal the decision to the County.
RE: Alan and Cathleen Miller – The Millers had requested a reduction in the value of their property citing many issues with the home. The Assessor’s Office had gone to re-inspect the property and had agreed with the owners that a reduction should be recommended. After a discussion with the Assessors, Jason Willenbring made a motion to reduce by value to $510,400 as recommended, Dave Robertson seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
The Assessors stated that overall total values rose approximately 3% with residential raising by 8 to 10% in some instances.
At 11:30 am Dave Robertson made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Jason Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.