• Bob Vlach, Woodford Sun Staff

Midway council approves property tax cuts

The Midway City Council unanimously approved ordinances Tuesday that will lower property taxes for its residents by more than 25 percent. Cuts from 10.2 to 7.5 cents per $100 of assessed property value will be reflected on this year’s tax bills for real and personal property.

“With ... the enormous influx in occupational tax revenue (from new jobs at Midway Station),” said Mayor Grayson Vandegrift, “it became clear to us that we just did not need to be taxed at twice the rate that Versailles (residents are) taxed on property.”

Request for funds

The council unanimously approved a request from Midway Christian Church for $575 to purchase a table (made of recycled plastic bottle caps) for Northside Elementary School’s cafeteria.

The city’s budget included $5,000 set aside for donations, which are allocated on a case-by-case basis, Vandegrift told council members. Assistant police chief

Rob Young, new assistant chief of the Versailles Police Department, told council members that he spent about a year and a half as a detective with the department before being promoted by incoming Chief Mike Murray.

“I was going through some of the crime reports and Midway’s a good place to be. I’m sure you want to keep it that way so if there’s ever any concerns don’t hesitate to call me...,” said Young, who retired with 26 years of federal service before coming here.

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