After little discussion, the city council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that changes language in the city’s occupational license tax law. Cadiz City Clerk Lisa Rogers said, however, that the actual tax rates are unchanged. City Council Member Susan Bryant asked if things like yard sales would be subject to the tax, and Rogers said they would not.
Rogers later said that almost 70 percent of the city’s businesses have complied with the new provision in the ordinance requiring them to provide a list of people who do business with them at any time during the year. Vendors that don’t comply with the new requirement will be turned over to the city attorney, who has power to enforce the ordinance and get a license fee, Rogers added.
The council also unanimously approved a resolution that made Cadiz Mayor Lyn Bailey the applicant’s agent for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Bailey will be in charge of paperwork for FEMA, including paperwork for reimbursements. Trigg County Treasurer Lucy Oliver is the county’s applicant’s agent.
In other action, the council had a first reading on an ordinance that would institute an identity theft program in the city. Cadiz City Attorney Allen Wilson said that the law requires that all creditors to have such a program, and counts utility companies as creditors. Since the city provides utilities, it qualifies as a creditor, according to Wilson.
The council also agreed to annex part of the land that will be part of the new Senior Citizens Center on Noel Road. While no construction has begun, the building is scheduled to be completed this summer.
(For the rest of the story, check out this week’s edition of The Cadiz Record.)