The city of Caneyville is looking to keep its property tax rates the same this year as they were last year.

This year's property assessment found that Caneyville's real estate values had increased to $17,654,713 and the city's tangible personal property values had decreased to $2,927,544.

With these values in mind, the Caneyville City Commission, during its regular meeting Monday night, voted to keep the city's property tax rates the same as last year at .246 for both real estate and tangible personal property. This rate equates to a tax of 24.6 cents per $100 of assessed valuation on real estate and tangible personal property, inventory, non-commercial aircraft and watercraft.

Additionally, there will be a motor vehicle tax of 30 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. This rate cannot be changed by the city.

Following the decision to keep the tax rates the same, the city commission held the first reading of the 2019 property tax ordinance. The second and final reading is expected to be held during the commission's regular October meeting, scheduled for Monday, Oct. 14.

In other business, the city commission:

*Held discussion on the proposed code enforcement, but took no action.

*Voted to specify the eight city streets most in need of paving to be included in the city's application for street paving grant funding.

*Voted to apply for a Kentucky League of Cities liability grant, which can be used to repair sidewalks or upgrade playground equipment. The 50/50 grant can be used on projects that cost up to $3,000, meaning that, if the city pays $1,500 of the cost of a $3,000 project, the grant will cover the remaining half of the cost.