Zionsville Times Sentinel

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September 11, 2013

Proposed CCD tax increase draws vehement opposition

No date was given for a decision by state officials whether to allow Boone County to increase one of its property tax rates following a Wednesday, Sept. 4, hearing on the proposal. The Boone County Commissioners and Council want to raise the Cumulative Capital Development (CCD) rate to no more than 3.30 cents for every $100 of assessed valuation. The rate is now 1.27 cents, down from 1.41 cents in 2009. The rate falls every year because it is tied to assessed valuation. Michael Duffy, a Department of Local Government Finance staff attorney, said testimony from and documents submitted at the 51-minute hearing in the Boone County Annex in Lebanon would be forwarded to DLGF Commissioner Micah G. Vincent, who will decide whether to approve the request. Duffy did not give a date for that decision. Six of the 15 citizens attending the hearing spoke about the increase; all were opposed. “I would ask government to live within their means … just as us in the real world have to do,” said Robert Andrews of Lebanon. See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.

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    July 23, 2014

  • Whitestown Town Council frustrated with parks board The Whitestown Town Council has grown frustrated with the parks board and is looking to do something about it.

    July 23, 2014

  • Whitestown council changes trail boss In a 3-2 vote, the Whitestown Town Council Tuesday, July 8, transferred jurisdiction over its segment of the Farm Heritage Trail from park board member Nathan Messer to Stephanie Morrissette, the town’s new parks and recreation director.

    July 16, 2014

  • Maplehurst to open Lebanon bakery LEBANON — A world-class cake facility is coming to Lebanon, said Kevin Murray, vice president of operations for Maplehurst Bakeries, at the Lebanon City Council meeting Monday, July 14.

    July 16, 2014

  • CTY ZT071614 Whitestown Legion 2 pic Whitestown Legion post ponders fate after rebuff Whitestown's Donald E. Pipes American Legion Post 410 members are faced with a decision whether the Legion will remain at 5 Linville Ave., move, consolidate with another post, or choose another option.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • City receives $4.5M for Indianapolis Avenue project The Indiana Department of Transportation has awarded $4.5 million for Lebanon’s Indianapolis Avenue project.

    July 9, 2014

  • Boone labor force grows, unemployment falls Unemployment in Boone County rose slightly in May, according to agencies that track the nation's work force.

    July 9, 2014

  • Census report reveals minority growth in Boone Boone County’s population is becoming more diverse.

    July 9, 2014

  • County, Jamestown partner to lure parts manufacturer JAMESTOWN — Jamestown and the Boone County Commissioners have agreed to cooperate in hopes of convincing auto parts manufacturer Fukai Toyotetsu Indiana Corp. to build a plant on Indiana 75 near Interstate 74.

    July 9, 2014

  • ONE LR062414 pool opens pic slide [Duplicate] Hundreds enjoy first day of summer at new pool LEBANON — Though attendance was not as high as Lebanon Parks Director John Messenger was expecting, he said the opening of the new city pool went off without a hitch.

    June 25, 2014 3 Photos

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