April 6, 2021 Tax Equalization Meeting

The Lakota City Board of Tax Equalization met on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021.  Mayor Brad Hooey called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.  All Council Members were present, except Member Fahey who was absent.  Member D. Mattern attended via phone conference.  Assessor Michelle Linstad, Josh Ulland and Jayme Tenneson were also present.


Assessor Linstad’ s tax evaluations are as presented:


15 1 23177                                                                  195,286

15 1 23468                                                                  113,398

15 1 23727                                                                     43,013                                             

15 1 23743-100                                                           140,674

15 2 23950                                                                       1,890

15 3 23981                                                                     46,274

15 3 24024                                                                  106,792

15 3 24030                                                                  107,008

15 8 24743 200                                                            212,694


Member Hess questioned if Assessor Linstad changed the assessment for the two other demolished houses (B. Reineke and T. Tufte).  Assessor Linstad stated she did not reduce the value but would make that correction and re-submit to the council.


Assessor Linstad went through the tax exemption properties and reviewed the homestead and veterans credit applications.


Assessor Linstad stated the ratio for property sales/tax values are looking good so far and are around 91%.


Member Vasichek made a motion to approve the property tax changes as presented by Assessor Linstad in addition to reducing the two property values with structures that were demolished in 2020, seconded by Member Hess.  On a roll call vote, all voting in favor.  Motion carried.


Member Vasichek made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Member Hess.  Meeting adjourned at 5:50 pm.


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            Brad Hooey, Mayor                                        Amie Vasichek, Auditor