Moriah Peterson, story and photos:
During Fiscal Court on Monday April 8, 2019, the Edmonson Country Conservation District announced the required tax rate needed for their budget. The rate was determined based on the median value of real property in Edmonson County which is $59,000. This new tax replaces funding from Fiscal Court’s general fund.
After assistance from the Edmonson County PVA, the Conservation Office determined that in order to have proper funding, the millage tax would need to be set at .01044. Based on the value of $59,000, the median tax per property owner would be approximately $6.16, or $10.44 per $100,000 worth of property.
After reviewing the proposed budget, district 2 magistrate Corey Vanmeter made a motion to approve the first reading of the budget, magistrate Mark Meeks seconded the motion, and all magistrates approved.
Upon approval, the Conservation Office thanked the court.
Edmonson County will begin a new fiscal year in July 2019 and if the second and third reading of the proposed budget is also approved, the new tax will appear in 2019's property tax bill.
**9:11am, April 9, 2019: this article was clarified to show that this was the first reading only and that if approved, the tax will appear on the 2019 property tax bills in November, not the beginning of the 2019 fiscal year.