9:45am The Callaway County Commission will meet to discuss a waiver of conflict of interest with the City of Auxvasse. RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 23.
10:00am The Callaway County Commission will host a Public Hearing to set the County General Revenue levy and Road & Bridge levy.
2:00pm The Callaway County Commission will meet with representatives with Accurate Controls at the Callaway County Jail to discuss the electronic security system.
Monday, August 22, 2016
The Callaway County Commission met with the Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann, Eastern District Commissioner Randy Kleindienst, and Western District Commissioner Donald Kritzer present.
Public Hearing to Set Tax Levy Rates
The Callaway County Commission hosted a Public Hearing to set the County General Revenue levy and the County Road & Bridge levy. Jenny Gray, Fulton Sun, was present for this hearing. Deborah Goldman was also present for this hearing to represent the County Clerk’s office.
Commissioner Jungermann explained that while there have been a few revisions of the figures pertaining to the levy rates, the mandated deadline to set the levy rates is September 1, 2016. Therefore, the Commission must set the levy rates. However, if it is discovered that the figures used to determine the rates are incorrect, the Commission will meet to revise the rates.
Commissioner Kritzer explained that the County Assessor provides the County Clerk with the assessed valuation figures. The Clerk then provides that information to the State Tax Commission. There have already been three revisions to the figures. Last Friday, the State Tax Commission got involved in attempt to resolve the discrepancies with assessed valuation figures. Depending upon the State’s findings, the Commission may meet in the near future to correct the levy rates.
Commissioner Kritzer also mentioned that multiple local entities, including the Ambulance District, the City of Fulton, and school districts, have contacted the Commission’s office to express their concern about the accuracy of the assessment values provided by the County Clerk.
Western District Commissioner Doc Kritzer made a motion to set the General Revenue levy rate at 0.3368 per $100 of assessed valuation and to set the Road & Bridge levy rate at 0.2608 per $100 of assessed valuation, according to the current figures.
Eastern District Commissioner Randy Kleindienst seconded the motion.
All in favor…ayes have it. Court Order #86 — signed
Court Order # 86 — 2016 Tax Levy Rates
Now on this day, the Callaway County Commission held a Public Hearing to set the proposed 2016 tax rate levies for General Revenue and Road & Bridge.
The Callaway County Commission votes and approves the levies to be set as follows:
General Revenue – 0.3368
Road & Bridge - 0.2608
Electronic Security System
The Callaway County Commission met with representatives with Accurate Controls at the Callaway County Jail to discuss the electronic security system.
Ordered that the Commission adjourn until Tuesday, August 23, 2016.