Genoa, Nev. — The most interesting thing about today’s Board of Equalization meeting is what’s not going to happen. The board hears appeals of property assessment which translates into property tax, and apparently everyone in the county is fine with their property taxes as they are. The board meets 10 a.m. today in the Douglas County Courthouse, 1616 Eighth St.
Part of the reluctance to appeal a tax bill might be the explosion in home prices. In 2011, the median price for a Carson Valley home was $189,900. In 2021, that median sales price is $539,000. Try finding a 10-year investment with those sorts of returns. Though I'm told investing the same amount in the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) would be worth $757,019.
The first step in $1.75 million in HVAC improvements to Douglas High School is engineering the system, which will run about $110,000. Trustees also approved the $636,000 contract for the Jacks Valley HVAC.
A coronavirus vaccination clinic is 4-5:30 p.m. today at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center. On Tuesday night, Douglas County School Superintendent Keith Lewis reported the district had 10 active cases of the virus, down from a peak 204 on Jan. 21.
Douglas County is down to 11 confirmed daily cases of the virus, with 7,112 since March 2020. There have been 83 deaths attributed to the virus since August 2020. According to Nevada Health Response, eight Douglas residents are in the hospital, but no one is in intensive care.
Expect sunny skies today with high temperature hitting 50 degrees and the wind picking up to 5-10 mph out of the north this afternoon.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at email@example.com
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