By JIM BROOKS
Nelson County Gazette / Radio WBRT
Tuesday September 28, 2021 – Bardstown City Council has definitively approved the 2021-2022 tax rates, which are slightly lower than last year’s tax rate.
The council approved lowering the rate for real and personal property from 17.9 cents per $ 100 of value to 17.8 cents per $ 100 of value.
The lower rate was a result of the growth in city property assessments. Although slightly lower, the new rate will still bring the city an additional 4% in tax revenue, which represents approximately $ 98,416 in new revenue.
Mayor Dick Heaton noted that the additional revenue will be spent to cover energy and other costs of running the city.
NEW SUPERVISOR POSITION. The council approved the first reading of changes to the city’s classification and compensation plan which adds a newly created post of sanitation supervisor.
When the city’s public works superintendent, Ben Burd, retired, he suggested that the city create a separate supervisory position to manage the garbage collection service. The change would allow the Superintendent of Public Works to focus primarily on public service matters.
Mayor Heaton said the new position would be a supervisory job and the supervisor would be able to help with collection if teams were understaffed.
PRESS RESOLUTION OF GRANT. Council approved the mayor’s authorization to apply for a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant that would be used to connect the city’s recently completed multi-use trail along KY 245 with Templin Avenue via Boulevard Chambers.
FOLLOWING. Bardstown City Council will then meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.