Board of Appeal and Equalization Minutes - April 15, 2014

Date: 
April 15, 2014

 

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF APPEAL AND EQUALIZATION MEETING

APRIL 15, 2014

 

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the Board of Appeal and Equalization of the City of Saint Peter was conducted in the Commissioners’ Room of the Nicollet County Government Center on April 14, 2014.

A quorum present, Mayor Strand called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.  The following members were present: Mayor Strand and Councilmembers Kvamme, Parras, Grams and Brand.   Absent were Councilmembers Zieman and Carlin.  County officials present were:  Nicollet County Assessor Doreen Pehrson and Appraiser Michelle Wills. 

County Assessor Pehrson indicated there were no scheduled appeals and presented two recommendations from her office for reductions. 

Mayor Strand indicated the Assessor’s Office was recommending a reduction in valuation for the property at 932 North Third Street from $84,300 to $75,400.  Assessor Pehrson indicated her staff reviewed the condition of the home after a call from a realtor handling the property and a reduction was being recommended based on the current condition of the property.  A motion was made by Parras, seconded by Kvamme to accept the Assessor’s recommendation for a reduction in value on the property at 932 North Third Street to $75,400.  With all in favor the motion carried.

Mayor Strand presented the Assessor’s recommendation for reduction in the valuation of the property at 214 South Minnesota Avenue from $68,800 to $35,700 based on the condition of the property.  Councilmember Grams asked if the value was primarily for the lot.  Assessor Pherson indicated the value was broken down as $33,100 for land value and $2,400 for the structure based on salvage value.  A motion was made by Parras, seconded by Brand to accept the Assessor’s recommendation for a reduction in value on the property at 214 South Minnesota Avenue to $35,700.

Mayor Strand declared a ten minute recess at 6:05 p.m. to wait for any walk-in appeals.

There being no further appeals presented, a motion was made by Brand, seconded by Grams to adjourn.  With all in favor the meeting was adjourned at 6:17 p.m.