Commissioners begin valuation protest hearings

Boone County Commissioners held a brief regular meeting Monday, July 18, before convening as a Board of Equalization to hear a list of 19 property valuation protests.
County Assessor Barb Hanson and Darrel Stanard of Stanard Appraisal were present for the hearings. The board will wrap up the protest hearings with a final session this Thursday, July 21.
Road Vacation Study
During the regular commissioner’s meeting, a resolution was approved directing Darrel Thorin, county highway superintendent, to complete a feasibility study of a one-mile section of 240th Avenue, between 160th and 170th Streets, northwest of Petersburg.
This road is currently listed as an open county road. However, Thorin said the one-mile segment has a 40-foot right of way. The road has never been upgraded to current standards and is no longer passable for most vehicles.
Commissioners received a petition, signed by 10 property owners in the vicinity of this road segment, requesting a feasibility study on vacation of the road. If vacated, the ownership of the land on either side of the road right of way would revert to adjoining property owners.
Read more in the July 20 Altion News & Petersburg Press, Print and E-Editions.