The City of Caneyville voted this week to increase its occupational tax rates, effective July 1, 2016.
The Caneyville City Commission heard and approved the second and final reading of the updated Caneyville occupational tax ordinance during its regular meeting on Monday, June 13.
The move to increase the city’s occupational tax rates came about to offset lost revenue from property taxes and changes in state statutes, such as cities’ no longer being able to charge a loading or unloading fee for merchandise.
Through the increase, Caneyville will raise its occupational tax from $2.00 to $4.00 per week for full-time employees and from $1.00 to $2.00 per week for part-time employees in the corporate limits of Caneyville.
Prior to this change, the City of Caneyville had not altered its occupational tax since 1989.
In other business:
*It was announced that the ribbon cutting for the Caneyville Purple Flash Community Center (restored old Caneyville School) will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 during Caneyville Day.
*The City Commission voted to set the Caneyville Purple Flash Community Center’s rental fees.
The rental fee will be $35 per hour to rent either the center’s gym or kitchen or $50 for both.
In addition, there will be a $25 refundable deposit required. Renters are expected to clean up after themselves.
*The City Commission heard the first readings of Caneyville’s amended Fiscal Year 2015-2016 budget and proposed Fiscal Year 2016-2016 budgets.
*The City Commission voted to renew its insurance for the 2016-2017 fiscal year through Kentucky League of Cities.
The cost of the city’s insurance for 2016-2017 increased $3,526.08 from the previous year to $41,966.83 due to additional and increased coverage on the Caneyville Purple Flash Community Center, as well as an increase on the sewer plant.
The Kentucky League of Cities quote was the only quote the city received for this service.
*The City Commission authorized City Clerk Connie Gootee to get a debit card for the City of Caneyville through the Bank of Caneyville.
*The City Commission voted for the City of Caneyville to become a member of the Grayson County Historical Society at a fee of $15 per year.
*The City Commission approved the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 financial quote from Buckles, Travis, Vanmeter and Hart, PLC.
*The City Commission approved Caneyville’s contract with the Grayson County Health Department.
Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.