Mason gives thumbs up to tax rates

Mary Ann Kearns - [email protected]

Mason County Commissioners gave final approval to the menu of tax rates for the county during a special meeting Friday.

They include:

— County, 22.9 cents per $100 of value for real estate, 24.5 cents for tangible personal property, 16 cents for motor vehicles and 24.5 cents for aircraft. Those are compensating rates and should generate $2.4 million in revenue, an increase of $100,000 over last year, Treasurer Kim Muse said last month.

— Health Taxing District, 7.5 cents per $100 for real estate and 7.5 cents for motor vehicles.

— Extension District, 3.972 cents for real property, 4.1765 for personal property and 2 cents for motor vehicles.

— Library, 6.7 cents for real estate, 6.7 cents for personal and 6.7 cents for vehicle.

— School district, 54.4 cents for real estate, 54.8 cents for personal and 55.5 cents for vehicle.

Only the county rates require the approval of commissioners with the other taxing districts setting their own rates and simply reporting them to the fiscal court.

The rates must now be published in the local newspaper within 30 days before adoption for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.

Also Friday, the court approved an agreement with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to perform resurfacing on Dixon Pike. Once the work is completed, the county will be reimbursed for an amount up to $76,423, according to the agreement.

Approval of claims was also included on the agenda for the special meeting.

Mary Ann Kearns

[email protected]