A majority of candidates for Fayette County commissioner support an increase in compensation for the county's
Members of the Fayette County Tax Collectors' Association held a private forum Tuesday in which each candidate discussed
his or her position on compensating the elected taxpayers. Commissioners voted unanimously to lower tax collectors' rates
from a 3.5-percent commission to $1.50 per bill, a change that took effect in 2006.
The county paid tax collectors $463,375 in 2005 under the 3.5-percent commission and $126,671 in 2006 with the $1.50 per-bill
State law allows commissioners to change tax collector compensation every four years. The state average is $2.50 per bill,
which the Fayette County Tax Collectors' Association supports.
All the candidates discussed their positions on tax collector compensation after the forum, except for write-in Bob Foltz,
who has an unlisted number...