Last updated: August 12. 2014 11:00PM - 270 Views
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The City of Caneyville currently plans to maintain the same property tax rate for 2014 as that of 2013.

During the regularly scheduled, Monday, Aug. 11 Caneyville City Commission meeting, Caneyville City Clerk Connie Gootee presented the first reading of the options for the 2014 property tax rates, which included maintaining the 2013 rate, a compensating rate, and raising the rate by four percent.

To maintain the 2013, 23.8 percent property tax rate on real estate and real property is estimated to earn the City of Caneyville $38,659 in revenue, and the four percent rate would result in revenue slightly above $40,000 for 2014.

Gootee reviewed the tangible tax rate, which will also likely remain the same as in 2013.

Gootee said there was zero growth in property within the Caneyville city limits over the last year, which means no new property was constructed.

While an official vote has not yet been cast, the consensus among the City Commission was that, because there would be such a small increase in revenue by increasing the tax rate, it would be better to maintain the same rate as in 2013.

During the regularly scheduled, Monday, Sept. 8 Caneyville City Commission meeting, a second reading of the 2014 Property Tax Rate ordinance will be given, and a public hearing regarding the 2014 property tax rates will be held.

After the second reading and public hearing, the official vote will be cast to set the property tax rates for 2014.

In other business:

*Thanks to assistance from the Grayson County Detention Center, the old Caneyville School restoration project is progressing at a steady pace, according to Caneyville Commissioner Mike Geary.

David Royalty, who supervises public service inmate crews for the detention center, spoke on behalf of Grayson County Jailer Jason Woosley and said, due to the upcoming fair season, the detention center can’t guarantee a crew will be available to assist with the old Caneyville School and other City projects every day, “But we will do our best.”

City Officials expressed gratitude for the detention center crews’ assistance with the old school renovations, as well as the construction of the new Caneyville ball park, which is nearly complete.

*Geary presented colors for the commemorative bricks to be sold as an old school restoration project fundraiser and placed outside the old school.

The bricks cost $120 - $20 of which will fund the cost of the brick and the etching, and the additional $100 will benefit the old school restoration - and patrons may request an inscription to be etched into the brick.

For more information about how to purchase a brick, contact Caneyville City Hall at 270-879-9701.

*Geary said a Facebook page, entitled Caneyville Restoration Project, has been created to provide updates on the status of the old school restoration project, as well as receive feedback from the community regarding the project.

*Gootee said the old Caneyville ball park had recently been vandalized.

Caneyville Police Chief Anthony Clark declined to comment on the vandalism during the meeting.

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