The Clark County Fiscal Court passed the second reading of an ordinance setting the 2011-12 compensating property tax at 8.8 cents and approving the 2011-12 fiscal year budget.
The tax rate is the same as last year’sThe court could have implemented a 4 percent increase, which would have equalled 9.1 cents per $100 of property value.
The total county budget amount is more than $13.8 million.
The court will have a budget meeting Aug. 31, and Judge-Executive Henry Branham emphasized that the county had a rough financial year ahead.
In other business:
— The Winchester Fraternal Order of Police is applying for a temporary license to sell beer at the John Michael Montgomery Country Festival. Clark County Attorney Brian Thomas will draft an order to allow it, because a current rule says no alcohol is allowed on county property. The FOP¿will have to apply for insurance to cover the county.
— Don Spicer gave public comment and encouraged the Winchester-Clark County community to get behind the effort of state Rep. Donna Mayfield to take World War II¿veterans to the World War II¿Memorial in Washington, D.C. He said he found 140 World War II¿veterans living in Clark County, and those who want to help the effort can donate to the World War II¿Veterans Memorial Trip fund at Alliance Bank.
— The court approved a bid for the resurfacing of Cabin Creek Road from the Allen Company for $75 per ton.
— The court approved a bid for the construction and installation of bridges on Stoner Ephesus and Cabin Creek roads from Ron’s Concrete. The bid for the Cabin Creek Road bridge was $71,848.89, and the bid for the Stoner Ephesus bridge was $72,553.83.
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