"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Friday, August 29th, 2014
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- 5:25:09, Aug 27th 2014 - hawkeyejay - Hank, I wouldn't bet your pension or SS check on ACA being cast in stone ... [Read More]
- 5:10:18, Aug 27th 2014 - hawkeyejay - Just like Yvonne to trot out the " Republican War On Women" routine. I g ... [Read More]
- 7:33:35, Aug 27th 2014 - KingslandGrad95 - wtf, why did you make that comment on a story regarding high school ... [Read More]
- 11:00:14, Aug 25th 2014 - wtf - Your article on Preston fastpitch wins big. The under 15 age takes 2nd.. There ... [Read More]
- 8:52:32, Aug 25th 2014 - Rae - I wish that you had included Stab from TJ's Liquor in your article. Stab has b ... [Read More]
- 10:32:36, Aug 22nd 2014 - Mad Mike - Doc, how do you get any truth or facts with the current set up that this ... [Read More]
- 9:31:25, Aug 22nd 2014 - KingslandGrad95 - doc, You mentioned that "Republicans want the truth, they just ... [Read More]
- 8:00:02, Aug 19th 2014 - doc - Republicans want the truth, they just don't like facts. ... [Read More]
- 7:58:04, Aug 19th 2014 - doc - Gas prices were $4.25 the last summer that GWB was in office. ... [Read More]
- 4:40:55, Aug 19th 2014 - dave - Gas prices were $1.79 a gallon when GWB left office ... [Read More]
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Fri, Jun 27th, 2003
Posted in Features
Posted in Features
The Fillmore County Board of Appeal and Equalization met on Tuesday afternoon to review assessments of property throughout the county. The total value of all property for the 2003 assessment in Fillmore County is $1,671,962,900, up from $1,519,722,700 the previous year.
In a letter to the County Board, Fillmore County Assessor Robert Pickett stated that property sold in 2002 had an annualized median increase of 13% with a range from 2% to 75%. This is similar to what has been seen in previous years. In the 2002 sales ratio study for the 2003 assessment, there were 243 residential class sales, 22 commercial sales and 45 agricultural sales. Residential properties increased 8% over the past year, with agricultural properties increasing 8.2% and commercial 8.4% from the previous year’s assessment. New construction totalled $26,142,000, an increase of 5.7% from the 2002 assessment. Of this total, $12,573,800 occurred in townships and $13,568,200 in cities. Spring Valley had new construction of $3,855,100, Chatfield $2,563,000, Fountain 1,429,600, Rushford $1,396,300 and Preston $1,074,700. The Board of Equalization voted unanimously to approve the assessor’s recommendation to adjust the estimated market value of property in Newburg Township owned by Michael and Nancy Aske from $83,000 to $77,500. Commissioner Randy Dahl made the point that he wanted the public to know that 1/3 to 1/2 of the commercial property tax levied in the county actually goes to the state. The county assessor agreed stating that the actual percentage going to the state depends on the city tax rate. He also said that some of the tax for seasonal recreational property also goes to the state of Minnesota. “When they say the local tax stays local, it is not always true,” the second district Commissioner said. “This is a backdoor way for the state to get revenue.”