Board Of Equalization Hears Valuation Protest Information, Takes Action

WAYNE – Just over a handful of protests made up this year’s Board of Equalization meeting for evaluation hearings.

From the Wayne County Courthouse courtroom, County Assessor Dawn Duffy provided information to the board on six protest hearings Tuesday morning.

She stated by law she has to be within the 92% – 100% range for valuation and pretty much everybody had at least a slight raise in their valuation.

Duffy mentioned she is trying to prepare for what could be coming down the line with a much higher increase and wants to minimize a large spike in valuation.

Valuation protests were listed for Jodi L. Slonecker (N 60’ of E 75’ of Lot 4, Block 6, Britton & Bressler’s Addition in Wayne); Kate Jorgensen (Lot 3, Wilcliff Subdivision in Wayne); Leslie Schultz (Lot 2, Wilcliff Subdivision in Wayne); Elizabeth Sharer (Lot 6, Southview Addition in Wayne); Wayne and Regina Korth (Lot 1A Administrative Replat of Lots 1 – 2, Logan View Estates Subdivision in Wayne) and Michelle L. Miller (Tax Lot 21 & 27 & strip north of Tax Lot 27, Part S1/2 NW ¼ Hoskins Tracts 27-25-1 in Hoskins).

No individuals or groups stepped forward during their valuation protest hearings. Duffy stated those who wanted to submit for a protest hearing had until June 30.

Board of Equalization members then voted to go with the recommendation from the County Assessor as information will be sent out to each of the protest groups.

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners will next meet on Tuesday, July 19 at 9 a.m.