The Paducah City Commission Sets Tax Levy and Expands Stormwater Projects

The Paducah City Commission introduced an ordinance on Tuesday night to set real estate and personal property tax rates for 2022. A public hearing took place at city hall, and commissioners proposed a real estate tax levy at 27.1 cents per $100 assessed value. This is .4 cents more than last year’s rate, and would mean a person owning a $100,000 home would pay an increase of $4. In addition, an ordinance to expand the scope of two stormwater projects with BFW Engineering and Testing was introduced. The Buckner Lane Bridge replacement project would also upgrade the design of Buckner Lane between Pecan Drive and Hanson Road to make storm water conditions in the area. If approved, construction on the project would start next spring. The project for South 24th and 25th Streets would expand to include design of a 4-acre stormwater detention basin, using American Rescue Plan Act funding. City Leaders utilized part of their meeting to discuss the recent Touchdowns and Tunes event at Carson Park, which had more than 15,000 attendees. Some citizens voiced concerns about holding the event during a pandemic, noise levels from the concerts, and the times of day at which music were playing.



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