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Tax relief on the way

Homeowner tax burdens may ease with help of state aid

September 13, 2013

Minot residents clamoring for tax relief may actually see some when their tax statements arrive in December....

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socialismsucks

Sep-13-13 5:28 AM

smoke and mirrors....are we supposed to be grateful for minot's taxmasters only taking 99% of the supposed 'tax relief' this time around? i guess we're supposed to admire them for making such 'tough cuts in the budget.' Welcome to Minot - where your monthly house pmt amount will probably equal your monthly property tax pmt.

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rickrod

Sep-13-13 8:32 AM

socialism*****, so tell us what cuts you want the city to take, and then tell us your real name. If you have the BALLS.

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rickrod

Sep-13-13 8:40 AM

MDN, needs to change the rules on comments, those that comment should have to use there real name.

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concerned

Sep-13-13 10:04 AM

The problem is the housing valuations were way too high for some people's houses especially in places where they think Commerical Property...not it's a nussiance.I also find it funny in on how they do these assessments, and then you have to go out yourself and try to say hey my house isn't worth this. Also, over the years I also find it funny that when doing these actual evaluations these assessors never saw that things were illegal on a house and should be pointing this out. So maybe they need to have both an inspector and assessor at the same time. I also find it funny that the city never really followed the 2-mile rule to ensure houses were kept up to date and safe and enforced this when they did finally annex neighborhoods into Minot. A lot of my gripes about valuations maybe could have been avoided if people were held to higher standards and ensure their houses were up to code so I could feel these houses were worth this value.

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concerned

Sep-13-13 10:07 AM

I honestly don't think commercial property should play a factor into housing valuations either. And yes new constructed flood homes are worth their valuations because they are all up to code and brand new.......

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disgusted

Sep-13-13 10:32 AM

Not all are up to code and construction of some, not all, but some is quite suspect. We are in a murky situation between the state's false claim of property tax reform with over 135 unsuccessful attempts of reform, property waivers, and the need for increased services. Also, it is funny how the park district parks talks about the increased revenue from all the new property, but the city and schools NEVER mention that. People would be far more willing to get behind increases if the city officials and county commissioners listened to the people in the first place or were or least straightforward in their requests.

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WorriedAmerican

Sep-13-13 10:35 AM

More smoke and mirrors! Vote NO! NO more TAX HIKES!

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rickrod

Sep-13-13 10:41 AM

concerned, all we hear is property tax on private homes is going up. But what about Business taxes? are they paying there fare amount? and is it also going up? and what about those trailer lots? and 55 plus communitees? is there taxes going up? or is everything being placed on the backs of home owners?

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concerned

Sep-13-13 3:40 PM

I honestly think everything is being placed on the homeowner and the people of this community. I say this because we also pay a higher sales tax because of MAGIC Fund monies and we don't see a return, we pay higher property taxes and don't see a return from our community leaders trying to do their job, and in addition, when the city should be doing something about privacy and noise, we have to pay out of our pockets to take care of measures. Now how fair is this, it's not, but if Minot would have planned a little bit and listen more to the people instead of the good ole boys, maybe, just maybe we wouldn't be so annoyed with taxes.

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concerned

Sep-13-13 3:42 PM

Oh and one more thing, maybe we also wouldn't be depressed about finances if our city people would have approached these companies coming into Minot and really show them cost of living numbers like Williston and Stanley did and our wages would be like theirs. We need somebody to have a backbone and not stuff their faces to have an excuse to go to a meeting and really work.

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rickrod

Sep-13-13 3:50 PM

Very Very Very Very Very well said concerned! minot is just the good Old Boy network.

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rickrod

Sep-13-13 3:53 PM

Just like the one name in the hat for Mayor. I sure hope another common persons name comes up.

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rickrod

Sep-13-13 3:56 PM

Disgusted, tell me why they now want to build another wee links course, and close the one they just spent thousands on. That is stupid.

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disgusted

Sep-13-13 8:39 PM

Why are you asking me? First I've heard of it. You seem to have the connection to get the info.

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tarkin

Sep-13-13 10:23 PM

dickwod you are the problem.

if you want to pay more taxes do it!

I will tell you which taxes I want cut all of them!

punks that try and intimidate make me sick, I don't like the way you act or your tax loving ways sorry.

Its like you are such a coward you put more into how people express themselves than the topic.

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socialismsucks

Sep-14-13 5:21 AM

gee, dickwad - evidently you're one of the parasites that are getting the benefits of others paying for you. and you want my name so you and your little friends can harass anyone that doesn't believe in re-distribution? your mom must be soo proud.

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socialismsucks

Sep-14-13 5:40 AM

hey dickwad, think we'll ever see this headline in the MDN ? "Property taxes drop in Bismarck". minot has had the rep as the wanna-be like the bismarck/fargo big boys and as the tax capital of ND for yrs. why change now?

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rickrod

Sep-14-13 12:57 PM

socialism*****, and tarkin, that dickwad is that what your wife gave you?

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rickrod

Sep-14-13 3:08 PM

Don't like paying taxes? don't drive on paved roads, don't look for snowplows, don't look for the street sweeper, don't drink city water, you will need an outhouse, home school your kids, don't take the plane or train, don't drive on the streets. you won't need street lights, if your shack starts on fire don't call fire or police for help, never go to the ZOO/Fairgrounds, don't go fishing or hunting,

In fact just move upto the turtle mountains and spend the rest of your bitter life in a tent, but don;t drive on those paved roads. GOODBYE!

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