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Tax bills to go out next week

Second half tax bills are expected to be mailed out next week and due on July 19.

Lawrence County Treasurer Stephen Burcham reported to the Lawrence County Commission at its Thursday meeting that the joint vocational levy should be on the bills by today.

“On Monday and Tuesday I have extra people coming in to stuff envelopes,” Burcham said.

The one-half mill levy was left off the tax duplicate for the first half of the property taxes that had been sent out in January and were due March 8.

The levy is to bring in approximately $400,000 a year over five years to the school district to fund the maintenance of a $22 million major overhaul of the school.

After the error was found, the state board of taxation ordered the entire amount of the levy be placed on the second half tax bills due in July. Those who paid the entire year of taxes in March will receive an additional bill for the levy.

Burcham also reported that he will meet with a company on June 10 to discuss its purchasing tax liens of at least 300 parcels.

“It does look very promising,” he said.

In other business the commission:

• Appointed Mike Boster, Tim Porter, Doug Cade and Bill Pratt to the Floodplain Appeal Board;

• Received the May 25 dog warden report where nine dogs were adopted and none were destroyed or redeemed by their owners. There were 46 dogs in custody.