Commissioners To Discuss Budget, Board Of Equalization To Hear Valuation Protest Hearings Tuesday

WAYNE – With 11 valuation protests on the agenda of Wayne County Board of Equalization, County Commissioners will first hold their regularly scheduled meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 21.

From the Wayne County Courthouse courtroom, county attorney Amy Miller will seek approval for opening a child support bank account for fee payment purposes.

Highway superintendent, Mark Casey will then discuss eligibility determination received from FEMA for bridge damage and road damage on Grainland Road. The decision on filing an appeal of FEMA determination has to be done within 60 days of July 13, 2020. Casey will also provide road and bridge along with wind energy updates.

Discussion of sidewalk repairs along with an update on the courthouse restoration project will also be heard form Doug Elting with Berggren Architects.

Prior to the 2020-21 Wayne county budget discussion, county officials will also address COVID-19 counter measures at the courthouse.

Moving into the Board of Equalization meeting, county assessor Dawn Duffy received 11 valuation protest hearings. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. where the board will also review the annual report of cemetery property ownership and usage; approve Wayne State Foundation’s application for motor vehicle exemption along with receiving and approving listing of real property that needed to be added or corrected on the March 19 assessment roll.

At the conclusion of the protest hearings, the board of equalization will discuss the physical reviews of protest properties and receive the county assessors recommendation before taking action on each protest.