Assessor’s list shows county currently has 164 property tax exempt properties

YORK COUNTY – A list provided by the York County Assessor’s office shows the county currently has 164 property tax exempt properties.

These have been approved, in the past, as being exempt because they are used for religious, educational and/or philanthropic purposes.

These will be presented to the York County Commissioners during their next meeting, as they convene as the board of equalization.

York County Assessor Kurt Bulgrin said he will be recommending the vast majority continue to be tax exempt – with the exception of 12 parcels owned by Grace Children’s Home. These parcels are located in Henderson. He recently told the county board he has received multiple calls/had multiple conversations with concerned taxpayers who say these properties are no longer used in the same way they had been, in the past, and they should be placed on the tax rolls. He will be recommending denial of tax exemption.

He will also be bringing forward some partial exemption recommendations for certain properties where, as an example, a portion of space at a church is being rented out for private office space or revenue-generating private sector childcare.

The following list is the current list of exempt property owners which will be presented to the commissioners for consideration:

  • Greenwood Cemetery Association, one parcel
  • Blue Valley Community Action Inc., two parcels
  • Columbus Rescue Mission inc., one parcel
  • Grace Children’s home, 12 parcels
  • Gresham Community Club, two parcels
  • Henderson Health Care Services Inc., seven parcels
  • Kilgore Memorial Library Foundation Inc., one parcel
  • Lincoln-Lancaster County Child, one parcel
  • Living Water Rescue Mission, one parcel
  • Masonic Temple Company, one parcel
  • Mosaic, three parcels
  • Region V Foundation, eight parcels
  • York Adopt A Pet, two parcels
  • York General Health Care Services, nine parcels
  • York Lodge #1024 BPOE, one parcel
  • Henderson Heritage & Tourism, one parcel
  • McCool Junction Iron Horse Station G518, two parcels
  • York University, 44 parcels
  • First Congregation Church of Arborville, one parcel
  • Arbor Drive Community Church, four parcels
  • Assembly of God Church of York, one parcel
  • Benedict Community Church, one parcel
  • Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, three parcels
  • Bethesda Mennonite Church, one parcel
  • Calvary Bible Church, one parcel
  • Catholic Bishop of Lincoln, two parcels
  • Council 1708 building Corporation, one parcel
  • East Hill Church of Christ, five parcels
  • Ebenezer United Methodist Church, one parcel
  • Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, four parcels
  • Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, one parcel
  • First Evangelical Lutheran Church of McCool, one parcel
  • First Presbyterian Church of York, one parcel
  • First United Evangelical Lutheran Church of York, one parcel
  • First United Methodist Church of York, two parcels
  • German Evangelical Lutheran Church, one parcel
  • Grace Mission Inc., one parcel
  • Great Plains Community Church, York Campus, one parcel
  • Lifewalk Church of Christ Inc., one parcel
  • McCool Junction Community Church, two parcels
  • Mennonite Brethren Church, four parcels
  • United Methodist Church of Bradshaw, two parcels
  • Ministerios Pentecostes, one parcel
  • Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran High School, seven parcels
  • Peace Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, two parcels
  • Pentecostal Church of God, one parcel
  • Presbyterian Church of Gresham, two parcels
  • Saint Patrick Catholic Church, one parcel
  • John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Waco, one parcel
  • Joseph’s Church, one parcel
  • Trustees of Councils Union Church, one parcel
  • York Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, one parcel
  • York Evangelical Free Church, one parcel

The commissioners will make the final decision regarding tax exemptions. If the applicant disagrees with the income, there is the option of appealing with the Nebraska Tax Equalization Review Commission (TERC).

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