Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | Customer Service | Contact Us | Routes Available | All Access E-Edition | Home RSS

City sends assessment notices to property owners

March 6, 2013

Most Minot homeowners can expect notices from the city in their mailboxes soon, alerting them that their homes have increased significantly in assessed value....

« Back to Article

sort: oldest | newest




Mar-06-13 5:30 AM

wow - i don't think these taxmasters in minot could ever eat enough of our income to be satisfied. water rates up, property tax up, sales tax up, - did i miss any ?

6 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-06-13 7:57 AM

1 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-06-13 8:01 AM

I bet property values are less than last year already. Property was at a premium for awhile but has been going down since most or many of the people in the FEMA trailers are getting situated again. What a farce!!!

2 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-06-13 8:35 AM

What ******me off about all of this is that the Chamber, Minot Area Development Corporation and other entities who should be doing their job to tell all of the employers here in Minot that Cost of Living is falsely inlfated including property taxes don't work with the companies (all companies) these numbers and even when companies do these companies need hard evidence that this Cost of Living keeps increases. As a result, you are going to drive everybody out of town and you won't collect your precious property taxes. Shame on you City of Minot. You need to get your head out of the clouds and come back to reality.

7 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-06-13 12:50 PM

"City sends assessment notices to suckered property owners"

You have to tell it like it is and give the story a proper heading.

2 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-06-13 1:43 PM

"Minot city assessor, said owners of about 10,000 of the city's 13,000 houses will be receiving the notices, set to arrive by week's end"

"In 2011, sale prices ran about 15 percent higher than assessed values. The result was that the average homeowner experienced about a 10 percent increase in assessed value last year to come into line. About half of properties received notices."

"Ternes said many homeowners not receiving notices typically are those with newer homes that were more recently appraised."

Something is not adding up here! So much for keeping it local. My only ope is they reduce taxes via mils to counter this property tax heist.

2 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-06-13 7:43 PM

When I hear people say that they can't make it on a pension, then it is time to speak up.

When the city has the gall to assess properties to only support a need for more money, there is a need to call it for what it really is: greed.

Call it any other way you care to say it is, but it is just another money grab, kind of like the corps of engineers selling Lake Sacajawea water.

It is all about the money and nothing else.

I will bet the flood control project will take decades to complete with no real benefit and a whole lot more of nothing.

I'd be willing to bet 820 million dollars and I know I'll win.

You're hurting people, city leaders. Just so you know it now.

Give us a break.

2 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-07-13 2:12 PM

Did you think this wouldn't happen? As soon as the state indicated they were providing more property tax relief the city would find a way to take it from the tax payer. City leadership will continue their ways and continue to pass whatever will benefit them. Remember how certain individuals were fighting to help Minot grow? Well Minot is growing, and the people who have supported the city for many many years are paying the price. Many council members are benefiting by the growth at the average tax paters expense.

0 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »


Mar-07-13 2:21 PM

As far as people being upset with Kevin Ternes, wow. Kevin is simply doing his job and trying to stay within the state guidelines. If we are going to get to the bottom of this we need to put city/county leaders under the magnifying glass.

0 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Showing 9 of 9 comments


I am looking for:
News, Blogs & Events Web