Vine Grove council has first reading of property tax rate

The Radcliff Community Council presented medallions Monday to the Vine Grove City Council for their support of the Radcliff Cultural Festival held in September.

Vine Grove property tax rates are on track to remain unchanged.

City Council members on Monday had the first reading of an ordinance that would keep rates at 17.6 cents per $100 of assessed value on real property.

The city’s $0.3459 for personal property and $0.176 for motor vehicles and watercraft per $100 assessed value taxes also are proposed to stay the same.

Council members scheduled a second reading for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21. The compensating rate is 17.7 cents per $100.

Also at Monday’s city council meeting, the Radcliff Community Council presented medallions to the city council for their support of the Radcliff Cultural Festival held in September.

Presenting the medallions were board members Toshie Murrell, Pam deRoche and Jeanette Stephens.

Stephens said the medallions show the unity within the community. They also presented a small token to Mayor Pam Ogden.

Bill Sanders of Heritage Engineering also spoke with council members about a storm water study.

Sanders said Ogden asked them to look into helping the city develop a storm water utility. He said a storm water utility basically is a monthly fee that is able to help pay for storm water projects.

“What a storm water utility does, in its broadest scope, is looks at all of the storm water issues in a city, characterizes what they all are, how much that would cost to repair all those, all the capital costs there,” he said, noting these issues can range from a small drain­age issue in a yard to struc­tural flooding and erosion issues.

The study, which is estimated to take six months to a year, helps determine the fee to assist with storm water projects. While the study is in progress, Ogden suggested going ahead and putting a fee amount in place until it is complete and a final fee is determined. She said this would allow the city to go ahead and start tackling some of the storm water issues.

Council members scheduled a work session for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11 to discuss the matter further.

Mary Alford can be reached at 270-505-1741 or malford@thenewsenterprise.com.

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