County commissioners to re-visit remaining permissive property tax exemption applications

YORK – When the York County Commissioners meet in regular session on Tuesday, April 30, they will revisit several real estate parcels being considered for property tax exemptions.

They have already approved many tax-exempt parcels throughout the county, which belong to churches, educational institutions, non-profit organizations.

They tabled, however, decisions on applications made by Grace Children’s Home in Henderson.

The director of Grace Children’s Home was present at the earlier hearing, to explain the usage of all the properties. It was then decided York County Assessor Kurt Bulgrin would be working further with the entity to re-examine the specific use of each parcel, in order to make a final recommendation to the commissioners.

The board will reconvene as the board of equalization to consider the Grace Children’s Home properties, as to whether they will still be considered exempt as they had historically been.

The matter came up for question after it was brought to Bulgrin’s attention the properties were no longer being used in the same way they had been in the past.

Also on Tuesday’s agenda:

  • Gravel bids for the year will be opened.
  • The board will meet with Patrick Kreifels, the regional administrator at Region V and Matt Kasik, director at Apace, formerly Region V Services.
  • A public hearing will be held regarding reimbursements for county employees for training and award banquets.
  • The board is scheduled to act on a contract with Davis Design regarding a project to enlarge the garage area at the courthouse.
  • The board will consider an engagement letter from Berens-Tate regarding the highway allocation bond.
  • Contracts will be considered for the maintenance of the county’s two abandoned cemeteries.

The public is encouraged to attend the meeting, which will begin at 8:30 a.m., in the commissioners’ meeting room on the main floor of the courthouse.

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