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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

'We want the jail tax gone'

While the Jennings County Council voted unanimously last week to rescind the jail tax, it's not legal yet.

The council will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, where its members are expected to again vote unanimously to eliminate the special income tax.

When the council voted last Tuesday, its members did not realize that any change to the jail tax had to be done after a public hearing that had been advertised in the local newspaper of record, per state law.

That will obviously be a mere formality as members of the council have no intention of changing their previous vote on the controversial tax.

"This process has been a shabby one, but in the end I think we will get it right," said Councilor Charlie Weber (R-District 4). "With so many of us going through our first year (on the council), we are learning a lot and have made some mistakes along the way. I know that excuse is coming to a very quick end, and it should. But we are the wiser for them."

The jail tax, with a rate of .65 percent of gross adjusted income for all county residents, has been in effect since Jan. 1. Provided the council votes, as expected, to abolish the tax before a Nov. 1 deadline, it will end on Dec. 31.

By the time the tax is formally abolished, $3.1 million in revenue will have been generated. That money will then be transferred to the county's rainy day fund as required by state law.

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Jennings County High School senior Carter Leak, in foreground, sprints to the front early in last Saturday's Southwestern Sectional cross country race. Leak never relinquished his lead as he won the individual title for the third straight year, though teammate Gavin Hendrix made a spirited challenge down the stretch. The Panthers also took the team championship. A story and more photos are on pages 1B and 2B today.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer

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