OPEN PUBLIC COMMENT
DISCUSSION ITEMS:-2016 draft audit highlights:
(IT Director Jenn Grote had to replace batteries in non-functioning microphone at this point)
-resolution for supplemental appropriations to 2017 budget - anticipating $96,622 in inspection fees for wind farm; had $$ coming in but had not listed it as outgoing - housekeeping detail
-tentative agenda 7/26/17: approval of minutes, final audit results, employee handbook, variance reports, Hoo house, building fee permits update, water study update
Kyle Fenner reported that Planning Commission meeting of 7/11/17 is continued to 7/18/17 at fairgrounds at 7PM. Because of necessary public notification, September 13 will be proposed hearing date by BOCC for Independence (to be continued from the August 9 BOCC meeting).
Grant Thayer asked Kyle Fenner to check with Planning Commission to see if they want the flexibility to change the 11PM end time of PC meetings….or perhaps consider other alternatives.
Have had a request to hold August 9 BOCC meeting in the evening; commissioners said they could do this.
BOCC meeting adjourned and reconvened as:
ELBERT COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
Mike Akana reported for Billie Mills, Assessor - actual value $3,733,673,933.
Taxable/assessed value $356,231,570. State assessed property values are not yet determined. August 25 is date for certifying values to the state, including real property and personal property.
Originally EC assessor projected 15% increase; actually showing 17% increase. Market value in EC is up almost 30%.
383 property owners in the county appealed. Normal would have been 40-70 appeals.