Cass County Supervisors approve two new hires & tax exemption


October 31st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Board of Supervisors this (Wednesday) morning, approved the hiring of two new employees. The action came during their meeting in Atlantic.  The Board approved the hiring of Brandi Wittrock as a part-time Driver’s License Examiner at a rate of $15 per hour. Wittrock, a Walnut High School graduate, lives in Atlantic with her husband and two daughters, will work in the County Treasurer’s Office. The Board also approved the hiring of Krista Wessling, as a full-time Legal Administrative Assistant for the Cass County Attorney’s Office, effective November 5th. Wessling will also be paid $15-per hour.

And, the Board approved a request from the Cass County Historical Society, a non-profit organization, for an exemption from paying taxes on a property at 410 Main Street in Griswold. The exemption is for the January 1st, 2012 valuation. Auditor Dale Sunderman explained in the motion placed before the board, why the exemption was allowable.

He said the CCHS had filed and been granted an exemption for future years beginning with January 1st, 2013. The organization became owners of the property prior to July 1st, 2012, but did not receive title to the property until March 22, 2012, therefore the group was unable to file for the exemption prior to the February 1st, 2012 deadline. The application for exemption was filed instead on April 1st, which Sunderman said was in as timely manner as feasible.