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With new appraisal, airport board hopes to lower taxes

Scott Seitz2 • Nov 13, 2013 at 2:07 PM

The issue involving real estate taxes at the Huron County Airport took a new twist at Tuesday afternoon's airport authority meeting.

For years, the Huron County commissioners paid the real estate taxes at the airport and also allocated funds from farm rentals back to the airport coffers.

In recent times, the commissioners have begun to charge the airport for taxes and keeping the farm rent, much to the dismay of several airport board members who called it a "double whammy."

Board member J.W. Kelley has said recently the $400,000 appraisal on the commercial building at the airport is far too high.

On Tuesday, board member Carl Essex said a new appraisal has valued the commercial building and surrounding 5 acres at $75,000 and $15,000, respectively, for a total of $90,000.

A story about this subject was published in Wednesday's Norwalk Reflector.

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