Hopkinsville City Council approved maintaining the same property tax rate on second reading at Tuesday night’s meeting and heard the monthly financial report.
The property tax will remain at 23.1 cents per $100 of assessed value on real property and 25.1 cents per $100 on personal property, which Mayor Carter Hendricks says is the same it’s been for the past several years.
Chief Financial Officer Robert Martin gave the August monthly financial report, reporting that the general fund currently has a deficit of approximately $925,000. He says that will continue into the next financial report, which is normal, and he expects it to go positive again once they start collecting property taxes.
Several were recognized for recent achievements at the meeting, including Hopkinsville Police Department Chief Clayton Sumner for being named the Kentucky City Employee of the Year. Tifani Buccellato was honored for her recent promotion to Emergency Communications Center Supervisor and the ECC received the Public Safety Answering Point of the Year award.