Equalization Board To Set Valuation Protest Hearings, Commissioners To Announce Reopening Date for Wayne County Courthouse

WAYNE – Both the Board of Equalization and Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, June 2 from the Public Safety Annex.

Members with the Board of Equalization will start the meeting at 9 a.m. by video/telephone conference as members of the public may attend by going to the waynecountyne.org webpage and selecting ‘Virtual Meetings’ under the ‘Commissioners’ tab.

The board will receive and approve a motor vehicle tax exemption before approving a listing of real property that was over/under valued on the March 15 assessment roll. The board will also receive findings of the Nebraska Tax Equalization and Review Commission (TERC) that the residential, commercial and agricultural/horticultural land classes in the county are within the acceptable valuation range for the tax year 2020.

After approving the county assessor’s three-year assessment plan, the group will then set dates for valuation protest hearings.

Moving into the Board of Commissioners meeting, scheduled for 9:05 a.m. Tuesday, Sandra Hansen will discuss FEMA cost codes and maintenance policy requirements. The group will then address and set the public reopening date for the Wayne County Courthouse.

Highway superintendent, Mark Casey will seek approval of Resolution No. 20-06 which states all emergency repairs have been completed of Project No. ER-90 (7) as a result of March 2019 flooding. He’ll also provide road and bridge updates as well as wind energy updates.

Commissioners will also hear updates on the courthouse restoration project to conclude the meeting.