Property Tax Implementation Committee

Minutes from meeting of February 5, 2004

Senator Bryan Sievers called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. with sixteen committee members present. Motion by Ted Tedesco, second by Mike Ralston to approve the January 14 minutes as printed. Motion carried unanimously.

The next meeting of the full committee was scheduled for Thursday, February 19, 2004, at 2:00 p.m. at a site to be announced later.

Dale Hyman, Chief Deputy Assessor for Polk County, was introduced as the member to the committee appointed by the Iowa State Association of Counties.

Jeff Robinson presented a program on Iowa Property Tax, which can now be viewed here.

The committee members agreed that they should focus on what specific data is desired from the counties prior to discussing appropriation requests.

It was also agreed upon that item number 5 from the February 5 meeting agenda (Discussion of Alternatives) would move to the top of the agenda for February 19th.

Some illustrations of the impact of capitalization rate changes on statewide agricultural values were distributed by Dick Stradley for review.

Motion by Ralston, second by Tedesco, to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously and the meeting adjourned at 3:20.