The Winchester Board of Commissioners on Tuesday gave second reading to an ad valorem tax on motor vehicles and watercraft for the upcoming calendar.
The 2010 rate was set at 19.5 cents per $100 of assessed value. It has remained unchanged since 1984.
In other business,
— The commission accepted the resignation of Tracy Miller, chairwoman of the Winchester Historic Preservation Commission. In a letter to Mayor Ed Burtner, Miller cited a family illness as driving her decision.
— A $134,145 contract was awarded to The Allen Company for the fiscal year 2010 paving program. Streets scheduled for work are Buckingham Lane from house 113/117 to Crossbrook Lane, Country Club Court from Country Club Drive to the head of the cul-de-sac, Highland Street from East Broadway to Calloway Street, First Street from West Washington Street to Madison Avenue, Fairview Avenue from Franklin Avenue to Crawford Avenue, Fulton Road at the bridge at Bypass Road and East Broadway from Main Street to Hodgkin Alley. An additional agreement was approved, allowing The Allen Company to retain the milled material in exchange for crushed stone.