MOUNT VERNON — Meeting minutes will no longer be enough when preparing paperwork to put a levy on the ballot.
The Knox County Commissioners Tuesday approved a four-page resolution for the proposed Knox County Children Services 1.3-mill replacement levy that includes a fill-in-the blank list of required information. The resolution is the first commissioners need to pass, followed by another resolution approving the levy for the Nov. 6 general election ballot.
The list includes specific blanks for the term of the levy, the area the levy will affect, what kind of levy and how much millage, among other information. It is part of new legislation, introduced by state lawmakers, that came into effect in May of this year.
The new resolution format is meant to ensure all the necessary ballot language is present when putting a levy before voters, County Administrator Jason Booth said.