The UG’s 2020 Valuation Report shows that most areas of Wyandotte County will see a 5 to 10 percent median valuation increase. The northeast and downtown area will see a 10 percent to 13 percent increase, while the Piper area will see a 1 to 4 percent median valuation increase. (Map from the UG’s 2020 Valuation Report)
Wyandotte County real estate appraisal notices went out Friday, and are showing an average 8 percent increase for 2020.
About 80 percent of the properties in Wyandotte County will see an increase in valuation, according to a Unified Government news release.
Sales prices for homes from $100,000 to $200,000 went up from 2017 to 2019, according to the UG’s 2020 Valuation Report. (Graphic from the UG’s 2020 Valuation Report)
The amount of increase for each property will vary, depending on market trends, area demand and changes made to a property, according to the UG spokesman.
A $100,000 home whose valuation increased 8 percent would pay $129.50 more in estimated property taxes in 2020, if the mill levy tax rate remained the same as last year. (Information from Wyandotte County appraiser’s office)
A home with an appraised value of $100,000 in 2019, with an assessed value of $11,500, would have paid estimated property taxes of $2,012.50 in 2019, according to figures from the appraiser’s office.
The same home, with an 8 percent increase, and an appraised value of $108,000 in 2020, with an assessed value of $12,240, would pay estimated property taxes of $2,142, if the mill levy rate remained the same as the previous year.
The annual estimated increase in taxes for a $100,000 home that went up 8 percent in valuation would be $129.50, with the monthly estimated increase in taxes at $10.79, according to figures from the appraiser’s office. That amount could change if a different mill levy rate was implemented.
The UG has started its budget process, and has already held one public hearing on the UG budget. The second budget public hearing is scheduled at 5 p.m. July 13 at City Hall, with the budget scheduled for approval at 7 p.m. July 16. The UG’s maximum mill levy is scheduled to be set May 21. The school districts and other taxing districts in the community also will be holding budget sessions and hearings.
The appraiser’s office has issued the 2020 Valuation Report, available online at www.wycokck.org/appraiser.
One of the maps in the valuation report showed that property values were raised the most in the downtown, northeast, Bethel-Welborn and University of Kansas Med areas, ranging from an average 10.6 percent increase in the KU Med area to an average 13.4 percent increase in the Downtown-Central area.
The map also showed an average 5 to 10 percent median value increase in most of the county’s territory. In this range were Stony Point, 9 percent; Victory-Nearman, 8 percent; Turner, 8 percent; Argentine-Armourdale, 7 percent; Bonner Springs, 5 percent; and Edwardsville, 5 percent, all averages.
Piper and Lake Quivira were in the average 1 to 4 percent median value increase areas, with Piper at an average 2 percent and Lake Quivira at an average 1.7 percent. Also, valuation of multifamily housing countywide went up an average 2 percent, according to the map.
Valuations increased for commercial property in 2020, with the median valuation increasing 4.6 percent. (Graphic from 2020 Valuation Report)
Commercial real estate experienced a median overall valuation increase of 4.6 percent, according to the 2020 Valuation Report.
Retail saw an increase of 4.3 percent; downtown row, up 2.5 percent; manufactured home park, up 5.4 percent; apartment, up 4.9 percent; office, up 2.8 percent; and industrial warehouse, up 5.7 percent.
Property valuation notices were mailed to property owners last week.
According to the UG news release, if property owners think their property would not sell for the appraised amount, or if they think the property was not classified correctly, they can appeal.
The deadline to appeal the valuations is Monday, March 30, according to the UG.
An appeal form is online and may be submitted at www.wycokck.org/appraiser, according to the UG news release. It also may be emailed to email@example.com, or may be mailed, faxed or delivered in person to the appraiser’s office at 8200 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.
The appraiser’s office will set up an informal appeal meeting either in person, on the phone or by the information submitted, according to the UG. Property owners should bring or submit documents to support the appeal, such as a recent fee appraisal, photos of the conditions that can’t be seen from the exterior, or comparable properties that have sold that the property owner feels represents the value of the property.
After the informal appeal deadline has expired and a property owner did not initiate a timely appeal, the next opportunity to appeal will be when the 2020 tax bills are due, which is on or before Dec. 20, 2020, according to the UG.
Property value information and appeal information is available on the Wyandotte County Appraiser’s Office website at www.wycokck.org/appraiser. Property owners also may contact the Appraiser’s Office directly with any questions by calling 913-573-8400.
This graphic illustrates how real estate parcels’ valuation changed in 2020 appraisals. (Graphic from 2020 Valuation Report) Bradi Basler’s slide into third beat a throw from the outfield in KCKCC’s 7-3 win over Metropolitan Sunday. Basler gave up five hits and struck out 11 to get her first collegiate pitching win. (KCKCC photo by Alan Hoskins) Freshman Leah Seichepine slid home safely as she and Devin Purcell (9) scored on Shay Grosstephan’s single that opened the scoring in KCKCC’s 7-3 nightcap win over Metropolitan Sunday. (KCKCC photo by Alan Hoskins)
by Alan Hoskins, KCKCC
Bouncing back after a 3-2 extra inning loss on Saturday, Kansas City Kansas Community College swept the final three games of the Blue Devils’ season opening series.
The Blue Devils defeated Marshalltown 8-3 after the 3-2 loss Saturday, then swept Metropolitan 8-3 and 7-3 on Sunday. The Blue Devils are right back in action Tuesday when they play host to State Fair at 1 and 3 p.m. At Crowder Thursday, KCKCC is also home Friday against No. 9 ranked Kirkwood.
Back-to-back doubles with two out in the top of the eighth inning scored the winning run in Marshalltown’s 3-2 win. The Tigers took a 2-0 lead in the third inning on two singles and an error. The Blue Devils got one run back in the third on two errors and then tied it in the fifth on a triple by Leah Seichepine and Hannah Redick’s single.
Freshman Bradi Basler of Lansing was the hard-luck loser, allowing just five hits and two earned runs in eight innings. She struck out 12, walked three. Jennica Messer and Seichepine each had two of KCKCC’s six hits.
“I don’t know if it was first game jitters but we just weren’t tuned in offensively,” KCKCC coach Lana Ross said. “Our pitching was good and the hitting improved the next three games.”
Lansing twins Leah and Alyssa Seichepine powered the Blue Devils to their first win, combining for six hits and four RBI in the 8-3 win over Marshalltown. Leah had four hits and drove in one run; Allyssa drove in three with a pair of hits.
Alaina Howe and Devin Purcell each added a pair of singles and Abby Henson a double.
Trailing 3-0, KCKCC tied the game in the second. After singles by Howe and Purcell, Alyssa Seichepine singled in two runs and Leah Seichepine the third.
The Blue Devils then went ahead 6-3 in the third, scoring three times on hits by Messer, Purcell and Alyssa Seichepine and added two more runs in the fifth on a double by Henson and single by Howe.
Sophomore Shay Grosstephan got the win, allowing five hits and two earned runs in six innings. She struck out five, walked four before freshman Nerida Elson pitched a scoreless seventh. Grosstephan also got the win in KCKCC’s 8-3 win over Metropolitan Sunday, scattering 10 hits over 6 1/3 innings before Basler finished up.
Piper sophomore Alexis Rymer drove in three runs with a second-inning single and a two-run home run in the third while Basler belted a solo home run and singled twice to drive in a pair. Henson and Messer each doubled and singled and Redick singled twice in a 12-hit attack.
Singles by Messer, Henson and Rymer scored KCKCC’s first two runs in the second and the Blue Devils went ahead 6-0 in the third highlighted by an RBI double by Henson and Rymer’s 2-run homer.
The first five Blue Devils to come to the plate reached base in Sunday’s 7-3 second game win. After singles by Purcell and Leah Seichepine and a walk loaded the bases, Grosstephan singled in two runs, Redick singled in the third and Henson’s squeeze bunt scored the fourth. Grosstephan led offensively with three hits and three RBI while Redick drove in a pair of runs with two hits.
Basler (1-1) got her first pitching win, allowing five hits and three runs over seven innings. She struck out 11, walked one.
The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave.
On the agenda for the work session at 5 p.m. Wednesday are a board update, general manager update, a review of the rate hearing process and a review of bond refunding.
On the agenda for the regular BPU meeting at 6 p.m. March 4 are a visitors’ time, a preliminary January financial report, an update of the Central Avenue Betterment Association neighborhood business revitalization, board comments, general manager comments, and a closed, executive session.
The BPU Finance Committee meeting will be held from 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in the BPU’s administration building, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.