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Ft. Wright to Appeal Court's Dismissal of Pension Suit, Sets Tax Rates

The Ft. Wright city council voted unanimous to appeal the decision by a Franklin County judge to dismiss the city's lawsuit against Kentucky Retirement Systems.

The city hopes to have its case heard before the Kentucky Supreme Court.

The Ft. Wright city council is expected to set its tax rates at $0.290 per $100 value of property, and $0.426 per $100 value for personal property.

The new tax rates include the compensating rate for each tax to ensure that the city brings in a little more revenue than the year before, even though the overall tax rate would be lower.

The new property tax is expected to generate $1,563,769 and the personal property tax should generate $170,375.

A public hearing took place just before the start of the regular council meeting last Wednesday, but no citizens spoke.

Waste collection fees were set at $154 per year, the same as last year. This is the second of a two-year contract with Rumpke for waste collection.

City council also presented a resolution to welcome the Schutzenverein Gehlenberg visitors from Germany.

The hours for Halloween were set at 6 to 8 p.m. on October 31.

 Police specialist Andy Vonderhaar was presented with a resolution, a glass award, and his service revolver upon his retirement, which was official as of the end of August.

Written by Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor