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County Commission approves multiple resolutions

Story by Shannon Taylor Senior Investigative Reporter

The County Commission approved multiple resolutions when it met on Jan. 17. The first resolution was a resolution authorizing a continuous five-year reappraisal cycle.

Tennessee Code establishes a general six-year reappraisal for updating and equalizing property values for every county in Tennessee for property tax purposes, and a six-year reappraisal program consists of an on-site review of each parcel of real property over a five-year period followed by revaluation of all such property in the year following completion of the review period and includes a current value updating during the third year of the review cycle and sales ratio studies during the second and fifth years of the review cycle.

Tennessee Code provides that upon the submission of a plan by the assessor and upon approval of the State Board of Equalization, a reappraisal program may be completed by a continuous five-year cycle comprised of an on-site review of each real property over a four-year period followed by revaluation of all such property in the year following completion of the review period.

By approving a five-year reappraisal cycle a sales ratio study will be conducted during the second and fourth years of the review cycle, and the centrally assessed properties and commercial/industrial tangible personal property will be equalized by the sales ratio adopted by the State Board of Equalization. Reappraisal would be accomplished in Weakley County by a continuous five-year cycle beginning July 1, 2023, comprised of an on-site review of each parcel of real property over a four-year period followed by revaluation of all such property for tax year 2028.

The second resolution authorized budget amendments to the Weakley County Highway Capital Projects Fund and Debt Service. Weakley County recognized a capital project need for the purchase of equipment for the Weakley County Highway Department and the Weakley County Commission authorized the issuance of a Capital Outlay note in the amount of $220,000. The borrowing was submitted to the State of Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury’s Office of State and Local Finance for approval.

The third resolution authorized a 2022 County maintenance road list. A road list for the maintenance of county roads is submitted each year and the Weakley County Board of Public Works recommended the list by the Chief Administrative Officer of the Highway Department.

The final resolution authorized budget amendments to the General-Purpose School Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023.Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant were received to finance a project providing distance learning and/or telemedicine services in rural areas as described in a scope of work plan.

In appointments, Allison Whitledge was re-elected as County Attorney. Two appointments were made to the Ag Extension Committee for John Robert Freeman and Andy Oliver. District 6A Constable received no nominations.

 

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