Hopkinsville City Council approved on first reading at Tuesday’s meeting to leave the property tax rate the same from previous years.
The tax levy will stay at 23.1 cents per $100 of assessed value on real property and 25.1 cents per $100 on personal property. Mayor Carter Hendricks explained that the move came as a recommendation from Chief Financial Officer Robert Martin.
Hendricks says by leaving the rate the same it will meet the needs of the city budget while not putting a burden on taxpayers.
In other action, council approved two municipal orders that moved $100,000 of federal funding from the Joe Mumford Park project to the Second Street Park project while amending the Hopkinsville-Christian County WINS budget to move the same amount from Second Street Park to Joe Mumford Park.
The adjustment is due to the federal funding having a deadline for use, and Community Development Services Director Steve Bourne says that Joe Mumford Park isn’t far enough along in construction for that, but Second Street Park is.
The amendment does not change the overall funding amount allocated for each project.
City Council recognized Svanah Martin, who recently claimed the title of Tennessee Walking Horse Reserve Champion once again.