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May 29, 2014

City agrees to make 911 payment to Vigo County

TERRE HAUTE — The City of Terre Haute will pay $312,552 to Vigo County for 911 dispatch services following a meeting this morning of city and county officials.

Chou-il Lee, city attorney, brought up his previously stated concern that the city was being doubled-taxed, as money to fund the dispatch service was coming from property taxes from the city and county budgets.

Vigo County Auditor Tim Seprodi said at the meeting that while the 911 payment is from the county’s general fund, money comes from a miscellaneous line item in that account. Money from that miscellaneous account is not from property taxes, but from user fees, excise taxes, health fees, etc.

Mayor Duke Bennett, who also attended the meeting, and county officials will work to restructure a new contract between the city and county, they said. Also, Lee and Michael Wright, the county attorney, will craft a letter to the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance to obtain the state’s position on possible double-taxation.

“I just want to get that answer,” the mayor said.

Bennett said he will work this summer, as a representative of the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns on the state legislative blue ribbon commission on taxation, to find ways that fees can cover the expense for the city. “We don’t have a miscellaneous fund, only property taxes,” the mayor said.

 See Friday’s Tribune-Star and revisit for more details on the story.

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