Topic: Montgomery County Trustee
Montgomery County, TN – The $25.00 wheel tax increase for schools that passed with a two-thirds vote by the Montgomery County Commission on October 12th, 2020 goes into effect on February 1st, 2021. An amendment to the resolution providing an exemption based on age and income was unanimously approved by the County Commission.
The exemption is for individuals who are 65-years-old or older at the time of initial registration issuance or renewal with a household income not to exceed $25,000 annually.
Montgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Trustee’s Office was informed by the Tennessee State Comptroller’s Office that Tenn. Code Ann. § 28-1-116 (2017), that originally covered court proceedings, now covers tax relief deadlines.
This means property tax relief and tax freeze applications that were originally due back to the Trustee’s office on April 6th have been extended to May 6th, 2020.
Hendersonville, TN – Leadership Middle Tennessee, Inc. (LMT), the regional leadership organization that encompasses a 10-county collective of community leaders in Middle Tennessee, announces the 40 members of the incoming Class of 2020. The class is selected by a vetting process within the leadership of the LMT Board of Directors.
Clarksville Association of Realtors®
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Association of Realtors® (CAR) will host a public debate on Wednesday, July 11th which will include candidates from various Montgomery County races, including County Mayor, County Commission, County Trustee, and School Board.
The School Board debate will begin at 12:00pm, which will include candidates Carol Berry, Lamar Coker, and Loretta Morris. Montgomery County Trustee candidates Corinthia Elder and Kimberly Wiggins will debate at 1:00pm.
Clarksville, TN – A longtime local trustee official has announced her candidacy to be the next Montgomery County Trustee.
Corinthia P. Elder, 47, has qualified to run in the May Republican primary. If she wins, she’ll run in the August general election to succeed current Trustee Brenda Radford. She currently serves as the county’s chief deputy trustee.
“It’s very important that the next County Trustee be someone with the education, experience and leadership skills to lead the office,” Elder said. “I believe with my past work experience, I am qualified to hit the ground running and lead the office forward on Day One.”
Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson
Nashville, TN – Three citizens from Clarksville testified before the House Local Government Committee this week urging support for House Bill 2156 which helps restore some property tax relief for disabled veterans. There are currently several bills dealing with Property Tax Relief for veterans.
“I support these bills, and feel strongly that some tax relief will be funded in the 2016-17 budget,” Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson said.
Ms. Sherry Pickering with the Montgomery County Veterans Coalition was first to testify. Also adding their expertise were Brenda Radford, Montgomery County Trustee, and Bill Summers, legislative representative for the Military Officer Association of American and a retired Air Force Officer.
Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts
#SayDyslexia bill passes the Senate
Nashville, TN – Several bills sponsored by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) moved along in committees last week. This is a general update on the bills and events on the Hill from last week.
House Bill 1410/Senate Bill 1484 (Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) cleared the House Local Full Committee this week and is now scheduled for the Finance Sub Committee on Tuesday, April 12th. This legislation will repeal the “Save our Property Tax Relief” legislation, Public Chapter 481, which passed last year.
Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts
Nashville, TN – On February 3rd, 2016, I requested the State Attorney General Herbert Slatery to review and issue a legal opinion on the property tax relief legislation (Public Chapter 481) passed last year.
On Tuesday, March 29th, we received the following opinion from the Attorney General attached at the bottom of this article.
House Bill 1410/Senate Bill 1484 (Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) passed both the Senate Local Government Committee and the House Local Sub-Government Committee on March 30th.
Montgomery County, TN – On Wednesday evening at the Clarksville-Montgomery County courthouse citizens and recently elected officials gathered to attend a reception and swearing in ceremony.
Retired Judge John Peay administered the oath of office seating the county officials Jim Durrett as Montgomery County Mayor, John Fuson as Sheriff, John W. Carney Jr. as the District Attorney General, Kellie Jackson as County Clerk, Erinne J. Hester as Assessor of Property, Connie Gunnett as the Register of Deeds, Brenda Radford as County Trustee,
Brenda Radford Reelected Trustee
Montgomery County, TN – Clarksville-Montgomery County voting for the Tennessee State Primary and County general elections was light. Around 11,000 people early voted and on Election Day, Thursday, August 7th, only 8,105 came out to vote.
With 9480 votes, Jim Durrett was elected the new Montgomery County Mayor. Incumbent Carolyn Bowers had 7654 votes and Curt Mize came in at 2295.
In the highly contested Montgomery County Sheriff’s race, John Fuson was elected with 11,020 votes. Tyler Barrett had 4,519 votes, with Bret Murray getting 1,809, while Dexter Mines had 1,612.
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