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Page County examining board member Kim Behrens said Monday, Feb. 11 the three people who had expressed an interest in becoming a county assessor passed the preliminary assessor test.

Those three people will need to contact the state department of revenue to schedule a time to take the state’s assessor test. Behrens said she does know if any of the three have contacted the state. Page County’s assessor position is vacant since Peggy Smith’s retirement on Dec. 31 last year.

The county conference board meeting, a representation of every taxing entity within the county that works with the assessor’s office, was informed of the three during their meeting in January.

Gene Ripley, Howard Killion and Kim Behrens were appointed to the examining board by conference board members a year ago after Smith announced her plans to retire. Those three were assigned to find applicants.

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