Edmonson Voice Staff Report
The fiscal court acknowledged changes to the 2016 Property Tax Rates adopted by the Edmonson County Ambulance Taxing District in a written report at yesterday's fiscal court meeting. The rates are as follows:
The report also said that the motor vehicle and watercraft rates were unchanged from last year but that real estate rates were increased 2.6%. Personal property, documented watercraft, aircraft, and inventory in transit rates were decreased a full 1.0% from last year's rates.
Keith Sanders, director of Edmonson EMS said that the ambulance service is increasing some shift times in order to better serve the county. This will allow better service but also will require an increase of about $95,000 in revenue. Sanders said the slight rate increase will bring in an additional $15K-$20K to EMS per year, which is necessary to help offset the cost.