James and Jean Klinedinst can now stop paying taxes on lake water now that all of the legal paperwork is complete.
County Attorney James Clevenger explained that the pair appeared before the commissioners a few years ago asking the commissioners to take back part of the property that they’ve been paying taxes on that is deeded in Kreighbaum Lake. It was found that they had been paying property taxes on 18 acres of the lake. Traditionally, all bodies of water in the county are owned by the local governing body, but somehow a mistake occurred and the Klinedinsts have been paying taxes on that portion of the lake for years.
They went before the commissioners again in March presenting the same request and they were directed to obtain the proper paperwork for the commissioners’ consideration.
On Monday morning, Clevenger presented the commissioners with an adequate legal description and a quit claim deed gathered by James and Jean Klinedinst which releases the 18 acres of lake back to the county and off the property owner’s taxes.
The commissioners unanimously approved the action as presented.