CITY OF JAMESTOWN
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
APRIL 9, 2019
The Board of Equalization was called to order by Mayor Heinrich at 4:00 p.m.
Roll Call showed the following members present: Mayor Heinrich, Council Members Brubakken, Buchanan, Steele and Phillips, City Assessor Veil, City Administrator Hellekson, and Assistant City Attorney Geroux.
City Assessor Veil presented his annual report to the board.
Veil stated the Stutsman County Auditors Office just notified him of a clerical error that decreased value for a residential property. The total taxable value for this property will increase by $2,149. This will be adjusted prior to the June 6, 2019, County Board of Equalization.
The first appeal was parcel 74-1752000. The applicant appealed to the City Assessor. Due to a clerical error, the City Assessor recommended a correction.
Council Member Brubakken moved a Resolution to approve the City Assessors recommendation of a 2019 valuation of $4,050,480 rather than the reported $5,944,000 valuation on Parcel 74-1752000. Seconded by Council Member Steele. Roll Call No. 1 showed: 5 ayes, 0 nays, 0 absent. Carried.
Mayor Heinrich excused himself at 4:25 p.m.
The second appeal was parcel 74-1162480 to lower the value from $967,900 to $721,814. No one appeared personally on behalf of the applicant. Insufficient information was provided to support the appeal.
Council Member Brubakken moved a Resolution to deny the appeal and maintain the valuation of $967,900 on Parcel 74-1162480. Seconded by Council Member Phillips. Roll Call No. 2 showed: 4 ayes, 0 nays, 1 absent. Carried.
Council Member Phillips moved a Resolution to approve and accept the real property assessments for 2019, as submitted by the City Assessor, in the total taxable amount of $48,134,193, subject to adjustments, homestead credits, and disabled veterans credits. Seconded by Council Member Steele. Roll Call No. 3 showed: 4 ayes, 0 nays, 1 absent. Carried.
Council Member Phillips moved to adjourn. Seconded by Council Member Steele. Unanimous aye vote. Carried.
DWAINE HEINRICH, Mayor
SARAH HELLEKSON, Clerk
Board of Equilization
April 17, 2019