Danville sets property tax rates for 2023-24

Published 10:25 am Friday, August 18, 2023



The Danville City Commission passed the first reading of Ordinance 2021 to amend property tax rates at their meeting on Monday.

Email newsletter signup

Each year the city updates its property tax rates, also called the ad valorem tax rates, which are in three categories: real property, personal property, and motor vehicles. Danville uses a compensating tax rate, which adjusts tax rates based on rising or falling assessed property values, so the government brings in a similar amount of money each year.

“The personal property and real property rates will go down slightly because of those assessed values changing, which for a lot of people have increased this year,” Finance Director Leigh Compton said.

The real property tax rate will be 0.124 cents per $100. Personal property will be 0.1706 cents per $100. Motor vehicle tax will be 0.2 cents per $100.

Based on these rates, Compton estimates they will receive $1.9 million in revenue for real estate and personal property.

The commission also agreed to award a construction bid to for the Springfield utilities connection project to Hubert Construction for $2.3 million. 12 inch water line Danville portion

Utilities Director Marshal Carrier explained that Danville entered a wholesale agreement with the City of Springfield several years ago. Part of that agreement was that Danville would install 22,000 linear feet of water line, and Springfield would install the remainder of 43,000 linear feet.

Springfield recently started installing lines west of Perryville. Danville’s project will add 12 inch water main lines from the water tank on Tuggle Road down Perryville Road, through Perryville, and connect to the Springfield lines. They will add new hydrants on Main Street in Perryville.

In other business:

• The commission approved a change order for the Lebanon Road Clarks Run phase 1 sanitary sewer project, which is a sewer project along Lebanon Road that’s almost complete. The additional work will be $49,100, which is to work on existing sewer services to LSC Communications, including adding manholes.

• The new substantial completion date for phase 1 of the Jennie Rogers renovation project is December 14. Morgan said they still hope to have a childcare center in the space by January.

• A local resident spoke during public comment about large birds causing destruction to property near Second Street. Mayor James Atkins said he has talked with multiple city staff members about the problem, and are looking into what they can do about it.