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Pickett Hotel Occupancy Tax Fails

Seven Pickett County Commissioners voted for a adding a hotel occupancy lodging tax for tourists staying through vacation rental companies. But the resolution, passed on a 7-5 vote, failed to receive a two-thirds majority required to forward it to the State Legislature for consideration. The resolution has been discussed previously. Commissioner Tony Beaty voted against the resolution. He said the ... Read More »

Pickett Commission Negotiating TDS Disposal Contract

The Pickett County Commission is trying to reach a fee agreement with TDS Disposal. Under their 10 year contract, TDS transfers county’s trash to its landfill and can negotiate trash pick up costs. Executive Carrie Gardner said the common ground is about $40 per ton. “I think they will be happy with that,” Gardner said. “He was wanting a little ... Read More »

Pickett Commission Rejects Tourism Grant

The Pickett County Commission denied permission for a county group seeking a grant to restore Byrdstown’s Amonett House. The Pickett County Historical Society approached the commission to apply for a $75,000 Tennessee Tourism grant that included a 10-percent match. County Historian Richard Pierce said he is disappointed in the Commission’s decision, especially since a private citizen had agreed to cover ... Read More »

Pickett County Lowers Tax Rate

The Pickett County Board of Commissioners voted to lower the county’s tax rate 5-cents, setting it at $2.41. Pickett County Executive Carey Garner said the county had extra funds on the heels of last year’s 74-cent property tax increase. He said if revenues continue to be strong, the county may have the chance to lower the rate more in the ... Read More »