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Hearings held in county meeting

 


Three hearings were held in Monday’s Board of Commissioners and the Board of Equalization meeting.

The first two hearings were held in the Board of Equalization. The Commissioners reviewed objections filed in response to notices that were given to governmental entities having taxable properties.

The City of Sidney originally filed tax objections on 11 properties. After further research and discussion, City Attorney J. Leef said the city is withdrawing its objection on four of the 11 properties that are located on the city’s well land.

According to Leef, a verbal agreement was perviously made between the city and the county to pay the taxes on the land. Moving forward, a written agreement will be put in place.

“We will honor our commitments,” Leef said.

Five of the properties the city filed objections for were in the area known as Sidney Haskell’s, in north Sidney. The city claimed that lots one through eight, on block one of Sidney Haskell’s is municipal land used for public purposes. The recommendation of Cheyenne County Assessor Sybil Prosser to the Board of Commissioners was that the lots are being used to “entice business for Sidney and thus is for sale and should be tax exempt.”

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