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September 6, 2013

B’ville tax meeting Sept. 10

City Council to hear second reading, approve property rates

BARBOURVILLE — A special-called meeting of the Barbourville City Council has now been set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 — that was set during the council’s regular monthly meeting Thursday to hear the second reading and approve the property tax rate.

Currently, the city’s property tax rate is .260 cents per $100 valuation — the new rate, based on the latest property assessments, would be .266 cents per $100 valuation if approved.

Personal property taxes would be .266 cents per $100 valuation as well.

Mayor David Thompson gave the first reading of the ordinance Thursday — it was noted that taxes paid prior to the due date would benefit with a two percent discount, and those paying 60 days or more past the due date would face 11 percent interest charges.

The rate follows the compensating rate, which is the lowest rate with which a governing body can budget.

The maximum rate would be four percent, which would have required a public hearing.

Accepting the compensating rate does not require a public hearing on the matter.

No decision was required on this tax rate Thursday.

In council business:

— Council members unanimously approved the motor vehicle/personal watercraft tax rate. That rate was set through Kentucky Revised Statutes at .30 cents per $100 valuation.

Council member Ronnie Moore motioned to approve the rate, with a second from council member Darren West.

— A recycling grant of $17,707 from the state’s Division of Waste Management earmarked for equipment purchases for the city of Barbourville is now “official.”

During Thursday’s meeting, council members heard the second reading of a budget amendment to reflect receiving the grant monies.

Council member Gary Williams motioned to approve the budget amendment, with a second from council member Wilma Barnes. A roll-call vote showed the council unanimous in this decision.

— Council members unanimously approved a resolution allowing the mayor to be the signee to receive $10,000 in grant funding from the Department of Local Government. The monies will go toward equipment for Barbourville Fire Department, according to Thompson. Moore motioned to approve the resolution, with a second from West.

— Three members of the city’s Board of Adjustments were reappointed to their board seats Thursday. This board makes recommendations concerning city property usage. Scott Lee, Charles Buchanan and Ray Canady were reappointed with three separate votes. Also requiring an appointment was a seat on the Barbourville Utilities Commission. Council members unanimously approved reappointing Lewis Hopper to the seat, which expires in 2016.

— Barbourville’s “Trick or Treat” night has officially been scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Halloween night, Oct. 31. Moore motioned to approve this schedule, with a second from Williams.

— It was announced that the dedication of the city’s new Splashpark had been held recently. However, Council member Sherman Lawson expressed his concern that council members had not been invited to the dedication ceremony.

Thompson said council members have not usually attended those ceremonies in the past. West and Sherman both expressed they would like to be invited to those in the future.

— The next regular meeting of the board has been rescheduled to accommodate for the upcoming Daniel Boone Festival. Council members agreed to hold the meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3.

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