Article by Steve Corlew-
The Parkers Crossroads Commission approved the first reading of a business tax, during its regular meeting October 7, 2022.
Mayor Kenneth Kizer and Commissioner Jamie Simonton voted to approve the first reading of the tax. Commissioner Tony Hardee voted against the tax, wanting to study the issue a little longer.
The commissioners will meet at 8:00 a.m. October 24, 2022, to consider the second and final reading. Currently, businesses pay a state business tax but Parkers Crossroads does not have a local tax.
Since its founding in 1981, the City of Parkers Crossroads has not had local property tax or business tax. It has operated off of its share of state taxes. The commission just approved a garbage pickup fee to help cover the cost of that service.
In other business, the commissioners looked at the possibility of changing the zoning in some areas along Tennessee 22 North. Commissioners asked its Planning Commission to…
For complete coverage, see the October 12th edition of The Lexington Progress.