The Adair County Hospital district board of trustees held a special meeting on Friday, Oct. 4 regarding the hospital tax. It was passed unanimously to impose a 10 cents per $100 value property tax for 2013.
It was also passed that in addition to tangible property, motor vehicles and water craft would be taxed on the same rate on Jan. 1, 2014.
Neal Gold, vice chair of the board who has been overseeing hospital operations, said after the meeting they could have taxed Adair County at a higher rate but couldn’t morally do so and decided to stick to the 10-cent minimum. The courts ruled Thursday that the board must set at least a 10 cent tax.
According to Adair County PVA, Jr. Feese, the accumulative ballpark figure of taxes collected will be around $573,000 this year.
Feese said because this year’s tax bills have already been mailed out, Adair County residents can expect a separate tax bill in the mail. The bills are expected to be mailed out around Oct. 9 or Oct. 10 by the Adair County Sheriff’s office.
Alice Stephens of the Adair County Sheriff’s office said it would cost around $4,000 to mail out all of the additional bills.
Feese also noted that there would be a two percent discount in the tax bill if residents pay the before Nov. 15.