of Appeal and Equalization Meeting Minutes
Thursday, April 7, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
Donald Verschelde called the 2011 meeting of the local board of appeal and
equalization for the City of Porter to order.
members present were Eric Dybsetter, Kim Jelen, Darlene Moeller, Donald
Verschelde, and Pat Vlaminck.
present were Connie Erickson, Yellow Medicine County Auditor / Treasurer,
Dave Parsons, assessor for the City of Porter, Lance and Deanna Moeller, Ken
and Linda Hennen, Dan Dybsetter, and Dan Verschelde.
Linda Hennen asked about the rapid escalation of propery tax rates of their
rental property on Sunrise Ave.
The house is rented by Deanna Moeller and used to provide home-based day
Erickson and Dave Parsons explained that the valuation increase had two
parts. State law requires them
to classify it as a commercial property, which puts it in a higher tax
class. Dave Parsons explained
that the valuation was also increased as a new, more accurate assessment
procedure has been implemented over the past several years.
Verschelde asked about a large increase in the valuation of a rental
property on South Brook Avenue.
It was explained that the valuation was finally catching up with the
renovation that had been completed for several years.
Dybsetter asked how new construction is assessed.
Connie and Dave explained that categories are used to make
county-wide adjusted comparisons.
was made by Pat Vlaminck, seconded by Kim Jelen, to adjourn the meeting.
All were in favor with none opposed, and the motion was carried.
Eric D. Dybsetter, Clerk
City of Porter