MINDEN — Weeks after the Nebraska Tax Equalization and Review Commission told them it was wrong to give tax-exempt status to an entity here, members of the Kearney County Board of Supervisors did so, anyway.
Board members voted 6-1 at their regular meeting Tuesday to give tax-exempt status to the campground and motel at Harold Warp Pioneer Village just as they have every year since 1984.
The Minden Courier reported in its Feb. 6 issue that TERC reversed the county's approved tax exemption for the Harold Warp Pioneer Village Foundation for 2011, meaning Pioneer Village would have to pay back property taxes to Kearney County. That notification came Jan. 18.
The assessed value on the motel is $1,080,415, and the campground is assessed at $134,915. Taxes for the motel will be $25,841.25 and the campground will be $3,226.94.