City Commission seeks to collect outstanding debts

City Commission seeks to collect outstanding debts

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

April 10th, 2019


HENDERSON, Ky. – The City of Henderson Board of Commissioners authorized staff to proceed with collecting outstanding debts owed to the City, including judicial action, at its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 9.

The action follows review of delinquent tax rolls by City staff and an assessment of those that have caused expenses for such things as demolition and maintenance or cleanup of abandoned and dilapidated properties.

The commission also dissolved an interlocal agreement with the County through which the City collected occupational license fees and net profits taxes for Henderson County Fiscal Court.

In other business, the board:

  • Passed on second reading an ordinance that makes changes in commercial range hood inspection fees and shifts responsibility from state to local.
  • Awarded a bid for the purchase and installation of an air conditioning system at the Henderson Area Rapid Transit (HART) Garage to Woodard Cooling and Heating of Henderson ($20,500).
  • Awarded a bid for the repair of the restrooms and shelter at Community Park to Allied Contracting Group of Madisonville ($54,133.31). The restrooms were damaged by a fire in July 2016. Previous attempts to award a bid for repairs failed to attract bidders.

The board also heard a report about a branded urban walking trail proposed by Henderson Tourist Commission and Downtown Henderson Project.

A public hearing took place on a grant application for HART on fixed route and demand response services, capital projects and planning assistance from the Evansville Metropolitan Planning Organization, and a proclamation was reading denoting April as Fair Housing Month.

The next meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, in the third-floor Assembly Room at the Henderson Municipal Center. A work session is planned for 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 16. Sanitation operations will be discussed.

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