Carroll County certifies tax rates
Saturday, August 31, 2013 5:00 AM
The Carroll County Fiscal Court certified tax rates for the various taxing districts throughout the county during a meeting Friday.
Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh submitted the taxing districts' tax rates for 2013 along with a copy of last year's tax rates for comparison. Only one of the taxing districts - Ghent Fire - chose to increase the tax rate for 2013 . The county and the library chose to decrease the tax rate. All of the other districts kept tax rate the same for 2013.
"Some have reduced just a tad," Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold "Shorty" Tomlinson said. "Everything else is about the same."
The county's tax rate is set at 3.9 cents per $100 of assessed value for real property, which decreased slightly from 2012. The county tax for personal property stayed the same at 15.3 cents per $100 of assessed value. The health department set its tax rate at 5.4 cents per $100 of assessed value, which stayed the same as last year.
The library's tax rate for all property decreased to 10 cents per $100 of assessed value. The school tax remains the same as last year's rate, which is 56.5 cents per $100 of assessed value.
Ghent Fire chose to increase the tax rate to 10 cents per $100 of assessed value for 2013, up from 9.8 cents last year.
The state tax remained the same at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value.
Also during the meeting, Tomlinson told magistrates the state has selected a firm - EOP Architects of Lexington - to work on the new campus design for the Jefferson Community and Technical College. The company plans to begin analysis the campus' needs soon, he said.
"From what I've heard, they're very good quality," Tomlinson said.
The group also worked on the master plan for the JCTC campus in Bullitt County.
Tomlinson also discussed projects during the meeting Friday. The KY 36 roadway reopened to traffic on Aug. 24, he said, which has taken most of the traffic off of the detoured routes.
"We are glad that it's finished," he said, but now the focus switches to repairs on the roads that served as detours.
While several summer road projects finish, the project scheduled for Park Avenue still hasn't started.
"That is one project that came in over cost," Tomlinson said.
The project will need to be bid out again and may not begin until spring, he said.
In other business:
Tomlinson met with state officials to sign the deed for the county to take possession of the former state highway garage after the meeting Friday.
The county approved the purchase of the garage in November 2012. The purchase price was not to exceed $127,500.
The county garage currently located in Prestonville plans to move to the new location later this year.
"We've got some sprucing up to do," Tomlinson said during the meeting. "I think it's going to be a good purchase for the county."