Mihir “Mark” Pankaj became the first candidate to enter the race for a place on the Paris City Council in the May 1 election, according to City Clerk Janice Ellis. Mayor Pro Tem Paula Portugal and Councilor Linda Knox also filed.
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Informational packets are now available for those who wish to seek a place on the ballot for Paris City Council in the May 1 municipal election, according to City Clerk Janice Ellis.
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During a busy hour and a half meeting Monday, Paris City Council adopted a $24,443,660 budget for 2020-21 and scheduled the adoption of a .48519-cent tax rate.
The city will file litigation against Paris Regional Medical Center for taxes owed as a result of a 10-year, $27.2 million property tax abatement the city terminated in December 2018, according to action taken Monday by Paris City Council. After a closed door meeting, councilors voted unanimously to begin the litigation process.
An attempt to remove a council-appointed director of the Paris Economic Development Corp. died for lack of a second at a Monday night meeting that saw the city’s governing body increase the economic corporation’s board from five to seven directors.
A quorum, or four councilors, were present to slash $568,335 from Paris’ proposed $24 million general revenue budget, and they cut the proposed tax rate 3 ½ cents, setting a tax rate of 51.608 cents per $100,000 valuation.