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MINUTES: BOARD OF REVIEW

APRIL 2, 2013

The Board of Review was called to order at 5:15 p.m. this 2nd day of April, 2013, by Mayor Giese in the Council Chambers of the Morris Senior Citizens/Community Center.

Present were Council members Wohlers, Solvie, Miller, Storck and Mayor Giese. Also present were City Manager Hill, County Assessor Thorstad, City Assessor Gieselman and Deputy Assessor Michaelson.

City Assessor Gieselman stated there were about 230 building permits issued from the city. There were 56 houses sold, which is close to the same as other years. The median ratio is 99%. Gieselman stated he adjusted one area of town down 2%, which was just south of the high school (Ellis/Maplewood Addition), otherwise everything else stayed the same. On the commercial side there were 3 sales and one of them was vacant land.

Gieselman noted he had 7 inquiries from people that called in and had questions.

Council member Wohlers asked if the valuations were set by square footage. Gieselman stated the things considered in valuation are the area of town, square footage, condition of home and depreciation.

Mayor Giese adjourned the Board of Review at 5:27 p.m.

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