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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Appraiser: 2012 property sold near to appraised value

  • There are two areas on which the county appraiser’s office is evaluated.
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  • There are two areas on which the county appraiser’s office is evaluated.
    The first is compliance with the Property Valuation Division of the Department of Revenue.
    The second is ratio study results. This evaluates whether property in the county was sold at or close to the appraised value.
    Dianna Carter, county appraiser, said the ratio of residential property was set at 98.4 percent, and the ratio for commercial and industrial property was set at 99.3 percent for 2012. In other words, the appraised estimates on property value were close to 100 percent of real sale values in 2012.
    Carter delivered the ratios to county commissioners during a commission meeting on Tuesday, citing the values as good news.
    “Our values have kept statistically in line with the sales in the county,” she said.
    Commissioners change meetings to Mondays
    Commissioners passed a resolution to change the meeting times of weekly county commissioner meetings.
    As of July 1, county commissioner meetings will be at 9 a.m. Mondays. The meetings will still be in the conference room on the fifth floor of the Bank of America Building in McPherson.
    Commissioners Ron Loomis and Linus Linaweaver cited a number of reasons for the change, including being able to better coordinate with McPherson city commissioners and leaving four days instead of three to finalize end-of-week paperwork.
    The resolution passed with a 2-1 vote, with commissioner Duane Patrick citing conflicts with personal matters.
    In other business:
    • Commissioners approved $12,305 toward the purchase of new servers for the McPherson County Courthouse and the McPherson County Health Department.
    • Commissioners approved $11,206 for McPherson County Public Works for the purchase of a year’s supply of crack sealing material.
    • Commissioners approved $12,584 toward exterior repairs to the Bank of America building.
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