Council proceeding with tax hike, property annexations
by Hawkins Teague
Nov 14, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Cadiz City Council last week voted in favor of the first reading of an ordinance that will raise the city earnings tax from one percent to one-and-a-half percent.

After the second reading, the ordinance would take effect on Jan. 1, 2008. The ordinance states that if any person fails to pay the taxes after the due date will have to pay Kentucky’s statutory pre- and post-judgment rates as a penalty, as well as 20 percent of the amount due and collection costs, including attorney’s fees.

The council voted on two annexation ordinances, starting with the second reading of an ordinance to annex a 7.82-acre parcel of land bordering the US 68-80 bypass. The land is directly east of a property owned by the United Methodist Church, which was also recently annexed. The request for annexation was made by M, R, and G, LLC.

The council also voted on the first reading of an ordinance amending a previously approved ordinance that would annex a property owned by Johnnie Oliver next to Wildcat Chevrolet. Although this was the first reading of this particular ordinance, the council voted on a different amendment to the ordinance at the August 7 meeting because of a typo in the land description, which listed a dimension as 74 feet instead of 744 feet. Rogers said the most recent amendment had to be made because two more errors were discovered. She said the city completely rewrote the description after this, and attributed the errors to possible typos from attorneys who had worked on the deed to the land in the past.

“That’s why you shouldn’t write a legal description based on a deed,” Rogers said.

At the meeting, councilmember Susan Bryant asked why the ordinance had had to be amended again. When Rogers said it was because of other errors, Bryant said, “If we have to do it three times, we might get sued.”

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