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Knifley Fire Chief C.R. Drakes asks for fees to go on tax bills



2015-04-15 - Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Knifley Area Fire Department Chief C.R. Drake read from prepared notes as the lead-off presenter requesting that Fire Dues be included on tax bills, and cited statutes which permit them to be included. Fiscal Court approved asking County Attorney Jennifer Hutchison Corbin to draft a county ordinance for a 1st Reading, possibly as soon as the regular May 12, 2015 session of Fiscal Court. Breeding Area Fire Department is also requesting the change, which will mean that payment of fire dues will not be a option, but an obligation. Mr. Drake stressed that the dues are "fees," and not a "tax," even though bill would be included on the tax statement.


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