Tomorrow the Knox County Commission has this Resolution on the Agenda for the June meeting. If passed it will create a Mineral Services “Fee” aka Tax. Commissioner John Schoonmaker calls it a fee, because he doesn’t want to call it a tax. With 11 members on Commission, 9 of them Republicans. They do not want to be accused of creating a tax. Anytime the government takes money from people or businesses it is a tax, in my humble opinion, feel free to make it your own.
Surely, Conservative Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs will veto this if it passes. Who wants to be on record as a Commissioner or Mayor of imposing a new tax?
Commissioner Kyle Ward was the only Commissioner to Vote NO in the Work Session