The City Commission meet on Monday, April 13, 2020 at 4:00 PM CT, via conference call. Board Members attended from alternate locations to minimize group size and contact, as recommended by state and federal government officials due to COVID-19 and as allowed in ND Executive Order 2020-16.
President Carlsrud presided and continued with roll call.
Members present: Commissioner Magnuson, Commissioner Bishop, Commissioner Erickson.
Members absent: Commissioner Powell.
Others Present: Finance Director Richter, Assessor Hansen, City Attorney Martineck.
Finance Director Richter read North Dakota Century Code sections 57-11-01, 03 and 07 pertaining to the duties of the Board of Equalization.
President Carlsrud declared the hearing open at 4:06 P.M. City Assessor Sandy Hansen reported the changes in property values within the city for 2020. An overall summary was read and submitted, with the breakdown as follows:
|Property Type||2019 State Certified Values||2020 Projected Totals||$ Change||% Change|
|1. Residential Land||$ 34,837,100||$ 35,274,600||$ 437,500||1.26%|
|2. Residential Structure||$ 212,371,200||$ 218,227,600||$ 5,856,400||
|Grand Total Residential||$ 247,208,300||$ 253,502,200||$ 6,293,900||
|3. Commercial Land||$ 33,761,081||$ 34,463,755||$ 702,674||2.08%|
|4. Commercial Structure||$ 118,677,009||$ 124,187,065||$ 5,510,056||
|Grand Total Commercial||$ 152,438,090||$ 158,650,820||$ 6,212,730||
|5. Agricultural Land||$ 95,700||$ 98,800||$ 3,100||3.24%|
|Grand Total Agricultural||$ 95,700||$ 98,800||$ 3,100||3.24%|
|5. Total Market Value||$ 399,742,090||$ 412,251,820||$ 12,509,730||
City Assessor Hansen reported the parcels for Waterfront Meadows Annexation will be added to the tax rolls in 2021.
Sixty-five notices of increase were sent out. The following property owners contacted City Assessor Hansen regarding the notice of increase for 2020.
|PARCEL nUMBER||pROPERTY OWNER||REQUESTED CHANGE|
|63-4270414||Joshua & Jackie Gow||The house had been updated and was recently purchased. The house was not reviewed in 2017 when the City Assessor was in neighborhood. Dropped value by $2,300 per changes confirmed with new property owners (ie, siding was repainted, not new) prior to the meeting.|
No written comments were received by City Auditor.
Commissioner Magnuson moved to close the hearing, seconded Commissioner Bishop. The motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the assessment book as presented by the City Assessor, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. The motion passed unanimously.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:33 p.m.