County Assessor Jennifer Pittner spoke to the Kearney County Board of Supervisors about protest hearings during the May 19 regular meeting.
The Department of Revenue sent guidelines for protest hearings to follow during the COVID-19 pandemic. Virtual hearings should be encouraged while social distancing, PPE, and other safety measures must be followed for in-person hearings. Allowances have been made to extend the protest hearing period if necessary.
Pittner informed that referee hearings will be held in place of preliminary hearings this year. The change should simplify and speed up the protest hearing process. The board set protest hearing dates for the afternoons of July 7 &21 and all day July 14.
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