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City mayor: Property tax rate premature

By DAWN HANKINS - dhankins@t-g.com
Posted 5/14/22

Shelbyville City Council was divided Thursday on its decision to immediately lower the property tax rate next fiscal year down to $1.36 on each $100 assessed value of property.  

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City mayor: Property tax rate premature

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Shelbyville City Council was divided Thursday on its decision to immediately lower the property tax rate next fiscal year down to $1.36 on each $100 assessed value of property.  

Mayor Wallace Cartwright rendered the deciding no vote, due to the 3-3 tie, and defeated the ordinance.  

The Mayor said in response to his no vote, “ . . .because we don’t have our budget set yet, so we don’t know what we need to do.”  

Council members voting against the lowered tax rate were Henry Feldhaus, Ricky Overcast and Stephanie Isaacs. Council members Gary Haile and Marilyn Ewing voted yes, along with William Christie, who made the motion earlier this month to place the ordinance on the May 12 agenda.  

Council’s current tax rate, approved last July, is $1.59, which was actually lower than the previous year’s $1.77.  

The motion Thursday to approve the ordinance on first reading was made by Christie and seconded by Ewing. (See more in Tuesday’s T-G.)  

In other action, City Council approved on second and final reading the rezoning of 54.34 acres, owned by Black Diamond Construction, located west of Green Lane near Northside Drive from industrial-1 (light industrial), residential 2 (low density residential) and residential 4 (high-density residential) to residential-3 or R-3 (medium density residential district.) A public hearing was held prior to approval of this ordinance.  

Council also approved for Shelbyville Police Department to replace a 2022 Dodge Charger vehicle at a cost of $37,502.35. This is a replacement for a recently wrecked and totaled vehicle for which the insurance paid $28,197.93, leaving a balance of $9,304.52. 

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