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 May 9, 2019, at 10:14 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 Creighton News 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 April 25, 2019, meeting minutes as read.
There was no public comment on agenda items.
There was no public comment on non-agenda items.
At 10:16 a.m., Chairman Schlote opened an advertised public hearing for Tax Exemption on Real and Personal Property by the Creighton Historical Center Inc. and the Continued Exemption Applications for the Community of Believers Church in Creighton and the Rough Riders Saddle Club in Niobrara.
At 10:19 a.m., Chairman Schlote closed the open public hearing on Exemption Applications and Continued Exemption Applications for Tax Exemption on Real and Personal Property by Qualifying Organizations. There was no one present in opposition.
Approved was the Continued Tax Exemption Application on Real and Personal Property for the Community of Believers Church in Creighton and the Rough Riders Saddle Club in Niobrara and the new Tax Exemption Application for the Creighton Historical Center Inc. in Creighton.
County Assessor McManigal discussed the following with the Board: 1. Nearly 100 people have not filed their personal property schedules. Letters will be sent to these people informing them that they have two weeks to file their schedules; 2. Files are being put away and valuation changes will be mailed the end of May; 3. The Tax Equalization and Review Commission (TERC) found the levels of value for real property in Knox County for tax year 2019 to meet the requirements of law.
Chairman Schlote adjourned the Knox County Board of Equalization at 10:25 a.m. on May 9, 2019, until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019, for a regular meeting.
Joann M. Fischer, Knox County Clerk
Publish May 22, 2019.