Dykstra agrees with township’s recommendation

Dawn Rye | Writer
drye@ncppub.com

During last week’s Turner County equalization meeting a motion was made to accept the recommendation of $404,285 for David and Lori Dykstra’s home.
Equalization Director Faye Dubbelde explained the property is located on tract one of the Dykstra’s Addition in Monroe Township. She said the house sits on 3.27 acres and Dykstra appealed to the local board. Dubbelde noted they did apply for a building permit to build the new home with an attached garage. She said they did a walkthrough in 2015 and it was assessed for the 2016 assessments. Dubbelde explained there has been a rural increase in the properties based on the sales-ratio study. She noted rural properties had a seven percent increase in 2020 and the assessment for this property was land at $8,955 and the home at $493,596.00. Dubbelde said the cost approach is based on the Vanguard costing manual for the one-story home. She explained the costing value came to $395,330. She then looked at the sales approach with four sales in the area to support the value with sales of home with acres, noted Dubbelde. She explained the median sale price was $189.00 x square foot to total $385,340 estimated market value. She said the location of the property was mentioned in the appeal paperwork and looking back at Pictometry, there were cattle and feedlots in 2012 and moving forward. She noted Dykstra’s are a farming family and her office doesn’t have parcel sales in the county currently. She said her recommendation is the cost approach at $395,330 with the land added totaling $404,285.00.
Dykstra noted he has an easement to drive into his property through his dad’s property.
Commissioner Mick Miller asked why he didn’t like the township’s assessment?
Dykstra noted he agreed with what the township thought it should be. He said his real estate tax assessment was $502,551, which went up to $116,000 in the last two years. Dykstra commented if the assessment is based on the resale he doesn’t think there is even a chance he could sell his house for that price. He explained he purchased the home for $345,000 four years ago.
Commissioners Mark Kaufmann asked how much was the building permit for?
Dykstra said $300,000 on the building permit; however, the end total was $275,000.00. He noted the biggest issue with his home is it is not acreage because it is located on someone else’s working farm. He said his taxes were based on resale value and comparisons around the county; however, he didn’t build his home to resell it.
Miller said he agrees with the recommendation of the $404,285 from Dubbelde, so he made a motion that was seconded.

Comments are closed.

  • Making a splash

    May 27th, 2020
    by

    Sarah Ebeling | Managing Editor sebeling@ncppub.com Parker pool set to open mid June Splashing summer fun will start in Parker […]


    Honoring loved ones

    May 27th, 2020
    by

    Veterans David Kuck and Tom Sparrow worked together to hoist a flag at the cemetery last weekend in honor of […]


    June primary next week

    May 27th, 2020
    by

    Sarah Ebeling | Managing Editor sebeling@ncppub.com The June primary election is planned for next Tuesday, June 2, with all voting […]


    Sheriff’s offices looking into starting dispatch center

    May 27th, 2020
    by

    Dawn Rye| Writer drye@ncppub.com During last week’s commissioner’s meeting, Sheriff Steven Luke discussed looking into dispatch options. Luke explained that […]


    Monroe Town Board fires finance officer

    May 20th, 2020
    by

    Dawn Rye | Writer drye@nccppub.com After coming out of executive session last Thursday, the Monroe Town Board voted to fire […]


  • It’s a wrap

    May 20th, 2020
    by

    This spring has been unlike any other for most and the class of 2020 is no exception. When COVID-19 hit, […]


    School board election planned for June 2

    May 20th, 2020
    by

    Sarah Ebeling | Managing Editor sebeling@ncppub.com On Tuesday, June 2, the Parker School District will host their school board election. […]


    Integrated Technology & Security discuss lockdown options

    May 20th, 2020
    by

    Dawn Rye | Writer drye@ncppub.com During last week’s Turner County commissioners meeting, Integrated Technology & Security representative James Straatmeyer explained […]


    Parker School Board talks flexibility and transparency for 2020-2021 year

    May 20th, 2020
    by

    Dawn Rye | Writer drye@ncppub.com During last week’s school board meeting the board discussed next year’s school calendar will be […]


    Saying Goodbye

    May 13th, 2020
    by

    Sarah Ebeling | Managing Editor sebeling@ncppub.com Imagine traveling so far, for so long, that by the end of your career, […]


  • What’s Happening

    Evelyn Larson

    Evelyn Larson 98 Tuesday, May 19 Parker Evelyn was born on Aug. 7, 1921, to John and Florence (Crowell) Rogers […]

    Harlan L. Olson

    Harlan L. Olson 91 Thursday, May 21 Chancellor Harlan Lee Olson was born on Sept. 15, 1928, near Parker to […]

    Wally Larsen

    Wally Larsen 81 Saturday, May Irene Wallace was born on Dec. 15, 1938, to Lewis and Evelyn Larsen. On June […]