April 29, 2013

           The City Council of Comfrey, acting as the Board of Review, met Monday, April 29, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the community center with all members present.  Also present were city assessor Amos Vogel, BrownCounty assessor Rita Treml, deputy assessor Anne Grunert and CottonwoodCounty assessor Gale Bondhus.  Mayor Richter presided.

            Rick Kastner appeared before the board questioning the valuation on his garage.  The 2014 valuation increased to $30,300.  Lengthy discussion was held comparing value, and square footage of other similar buildings.  No action was taken by the local board.

            Gary Lingbeek appeared before the board questioning the increase in valuation on his home in recent years.  The 2014 valuation is $96,600.  Comparisons were made to values of similar houses.  After discussion, the local board asked the assessor to adjust the value due to the condition of the house and that there is basement only under the original part of the house which has a dirt floor and low ceiling on motion of Herrig, seconded by Arnsdorf and carried unanimously. 

            On motion of Arnsdorf, seconded by Schmitt and carried unanimously, the remainder of the assessments was accepted as presented.

            The meeting adjourned on motion of Arnsdorf, seconded by Herrig at 7:59 PM.