A regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Equalization was held in the Boardroom at the Knox County Courthouse in Center, Nebraska on the date of June 27, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.  Present were Supervisors Martin J. O’Connor District #1, Patrick J. Liska District #2, Virgil H. Miller District #3, James Sokol, Jr. District #4, Kevin D. Mackeprang District #5, Danny R. Schlote District #6 and James J. Borgmann District #7.  Absent was none. Chairman Schlote presiding.

Chairman Schlote announced to the public that a copy of the Public Open Meeting Act was posted in the Boardroom. 

Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Crofton Journal newspaper, as shown by the Affidavit of Publication attached to these minutes.

Notice of this meeting was simultaneously given to all members and a copy of their acknowledgment and receipt of notice and agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while the convened meeting was opened to the attendance of the public. 

Chairman Schlote approved the June 13, 2019, meeting minutes as read.

Correspondence reviewed was:  1. Letter from County Attorney Thomas to the County Board of Equalization regarding the TERC Hearings that took place in Lincoln on June 21, 2019, stating that County Assessor McManigal was a great witness, the hearings went well, and he will let the Board know when a decision is received.  

There was no public comment on agenda items.

Public comment on non-agenda items was from Assessor McManigal who updated the Board on the TERC hearings for Jeff Uhlir and Steve Burnette that were held in Lincoln on June 21.  The Uhlir hearing was nearly two hours in length and the Brunette hearing lasted approximately 3 hours.  The actions of TERC may not be rendered for some time.  

County Assessor McManigal discussed the following with the Board:  1. Protested property hearings will be held at the Board of Equalization meeting on Thursday, July 11, 2019.  On Monday, July 15, 2019, the Board will meet for a special meeting and public hearing beginning at 8:30 a.m. to view protested properties, if necessary, and make final decision on the written protests;  2. Direction is needed on how the Board of Equalization wants to handle the Forms 425 – Report of Destroyed Real Property that have been received.  The Board will begin to review and/or take action on the received Form 425’s after the regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting on Thursday, July 11, 2019, and any Form 425’s that are not reviewed and/or acted upon at that time will be reviewed and/or acted upon at the Monday, July 15, 2019, special board meeting following the protest public hearing; 3. Deputy Assessor Beckmann displayed on the big screen TV the flood flight pictures from Cornerstone Mapping Inc. showing the parcel comparison of the aerial and infra-red flight pictures.  

Chairman Schlote adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 10:35 a.m. on June 27, 2019 until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2019, for a regular meeting and Monday, July 15, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. for a special meeting and public hearing. 

Rhonda K. Surface, 

Deputy Knox County Clerk


Published July 10, 2019.