Survey from 1897 resolves Lincoln Co. tax dispute | Local News

A survey from 1897 has resolved a tax dispute involving a section of Lincoln County pasture land.

Alan Rickertsen of Cozad has been leasing land in southwest Lincoln County from First Gothenburg Corp., which is owned by Virginia Raymond. He has represented the property owner in a dispute with the county over the actual number of acres of the section in question.

The county has charged taxes based on 640 acres for years, but Rickertsen contended that the actual acreage was less.

The process began when a protest was filed and denied due to lack of documentation. Rickertsen said the documentation had been presented to the referee, but it apparently was not made available to the Lincoln County assessor at the time of the original protest.


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