Commissioners Approve Lodging Tax Grant Applications, Rental Agreement For County-Use ATVs & Golf Carts During Fair

WAYNE – With an informational meeting planned for Wednesday afternoon, Board of Equalization and Board of Commissioner members briefly met Tuesday morning.

From the Wayne County Courthouse courtroom, a required three-year assessment plan was approved by the Board of Equalization.

Dawn Duffy, county assessor stated there were no major changes for the next three-year plan.

Also, there were no changes to the cemetery property ownership and usage report as the board voted on the approval. Duffy then brought forward information to accelerate a personal property tax correction with a business moving out of Wayne County which was approved.

A final approval among the Board of Equalization pertained to an over-valued property in Hoskins. The Wayne County Assessor’s office reviewed the property at the end of June and found it should have been at zero-value due to damages by tenants.

Moving into the Wayne County Board of Commissioners meeting, a trio of lodging tax grant applications were approved. Based on the recommendation from the Wayne County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau Committee, the three were for advertising costs. They included $500 for Cars-N-Carroll Vendor/Craft Show scheduled for September 25; $500 for the Gene Topp Memorial Winside Car Show which took place on June 19 and $1,000 for the Bressler-Fest Music series.

No one showed to represent the North Fork Area Transit on the possibility of setting up a transit route into Wayne County including the City of Wayne and surrounding area. County Attorney, Amy Miller, who is also the City of Wayne Attorney, stated that the North Fork Area Transit has spoken internally with the City of Wayne, but nothing has been put on the council agenda. The Wayne County Board of Commissioners will wait for the transit to reach out to them for a third attempt to be on the agenda and have a representative meet in person.

Commissioners also approved a $25 daily fee from Thursday, July 21 – Sunday, July 24 for a rental agreement for ATVs and golf carts for use at the Wayne County Fair. The funds would come out of the budget of District I Commissioner Terry Sievers for county employees and the Sheriff’s Department. Sievers stated it was a good idea to have this insurance policy between both parties.

Board of Commissioners recessed their Tuesday regularly scheduled meeting to Wednesday, July 20 at 1 p.m. for an informational meeting about the Navigator CO2 pipeline. The meeting will return to the Wayne County Courthouse courtroom.

The next regularly scheduled Wayne County Board of Commissioners will be held on Tuesday, August 2.