Fiscal Court approves 2019 tax rates

Published 10:41 am Thursday, September 5, 2019

The Clark County Fiscal Court unanimously approved lower tax rates for property owners Wednesday.

The magistrates approved the rates 6-0 during a special meeting Wednesday morning. Magistrate Robert Blanton was absent.

The court approved the first reading Aug. 22 of the rates of 9 cents per $100 value for real property and 11.19 cents for personal property. The previous rates were 9.1 cents and 11.67 cents, respectively.

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Clark County Judge-Executive Chris Pace said previously most other taxing districts within Clark County maintained or lowered their rates from last year.

The exception was the Clark County Board of Education, which approved the 4 percent rate.

Pace said the county’s revenue should increase about $30,000, in addition to other budget cuts.

In other action, the court approved the second reading of an ordinance to rezone property at 2101 Old Boonesboro Road from single family residential to planned development. Magistrate Chris Davis recused himself from the vote.

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