School tax rates go unchanged

Posted September 7, 2021 at 1:15 pm

The Clinton County School District tax rates for the coming 2022 year will remain unchanged following action taken at a special called meeting of the Clinton County Board of Education held last Thursday evening, September 2.
All board members were on hand, joined by Superintendent Dr. Tim Parson who was present via teleconference. The meeting, which also included a preceding public hearing, was one of the shortest combined hearing/meetings on record for the board, only a few short minutes.
After opening the meeting by adopting the board agenda, on a motion by board member Kevin Marcum, the board recessed for a public hearing on the proposed school district tax rates.
After no public comments were made on the proposed tax rates, board member Ronald Albertson made a motion to reconvene the meeting.
Board Chairperson Leslie Stockton then entertained a motion to set the upcoming year’s district tax rates at 45.7 cents per $100 assessed value on both real and personal property; .53 cents on motor vehicle; three percent on utilities; and a rate to be determined by the state under KRS statutes on watercraft.
Board member Gary Norris made a motion to approve the aforementioned rates, all the same as the previous year, which passed by a 5-0 vote.
Following the public comment period, in which none were made, the less than five minute hearing and meeting was adjourned.
The board’s next work session is scheduled for September 16 and next regular monthly business meeting for September 20, both at 5 p.m.