Public Forum Scheduled On Proposed Fayette County Property Tax Increase

A forum is scheduled for tonight on whether to raise property taxes in Fayette County.

The school board wants to raise property taxes five cents for every one hundred dollars your home is worth.

Schools superintendent Stu Silberman says the money will help to renovate and build new schools, as well as pay for much needed repairs.

The public forum is scheduled to begin at 5:30 tonight at the Fayette County Board of Education on East Main Street.

Silberman says it's been 40 years since the last time a tax increase of this magnitude was proposed by the Fayette County school board.

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  • by Erik Location: Lexington on Aug 27, 2007 at 12:45 PM
    This plea agreement is absolutely unbelievable. And people hope that Trent's family can now have rest? Come on people, what kind of rest could they possibly have when their son's killer walks free. What role did Ray Larsen have in this unfathonable plea agreement? Shame on the justice department and may the Ragland family burn also for not accepting responsibility for their 'Son of Satan' named Shane.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 27, 2007 at 11:09 AM
    Siberman is wrong! We voted to increase the school taxes on ourselves so the kids could have their books provided by the school. It only happened for one semester! Why should we think that this increase wouldn't go to the salaries of the school board too?
  • by bob Location: lexington on Aug 27, 2007 at 09:23 AM
    we must reduce our tax ie exchange our lextran tax,then we the people would be able to support the school taxes better, again check on other taxes that can be reduced to support the educational taxes
  • by no name Location: Lexington on Aug 27, 2007 at 06:59 AM
    I'm all for the tax if it will allow neighborhood kids to all attend the same school. The majority of the kids in the Stuart Hall/Chilesburg area are not allowed to go to Athens Chilesburg Elementary even though it is a mile away. Instead they must attend Breckinridge. If the tax passes, the school board needs to do a better job of anticipating heavy growth areas and plan accordingly. Parents want neighborhood schools!
  • by Dave Location: Lexington on Aug 27, 2007 at 05:32 AM
    I have a better idea yet! Lets force LFUCG and the officals responsible for the failed water company fiasco to ante up for the the new schools and repairs that I agree are needed. The amount of tax dollars wasted for lawyers, proposals and campaigns would have gone a long way for educational repairs and construction. It really does not matter if you were for or against the take over attempt, in the end, there was a huge loss of dollars that resulted in nothing for the residents of Fayette county.


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