Valuation Principles and exact Value of Property
School officials cite the benefits of the health centers, especially improved student attendance. In Silver Grove, the school district has raised about $6,000, short of its goal of $20,000, said Carol Clements, project coordinator. The district does bill families that have either state or private medical insurance coverage if their children use the clinic, but doesn't receive enough to keep the center operating without additional financial support, Clements said.

Williamstown started billing insurance companies for services rendered the first year the clinic was operating, said Superintendent Cliff Wallace. The first year the district took in $20,000, and last year it took in $25,000. The property valuation work required before buying or selling real estate properties. "We felt from the start it made sense," Wallace said. The school district also will receive some money from the Grant County health department to help operate the school center next year. In Gallatin County, school district officials will look to local businesses as well as government entities to try to raise its share. In a rural district, the health centers provide better accessibility for the students, said Cecilia O'Connor, project officer for the district. "It's about connecting the students with the services they need," she said.

The Cincinnati school district was among three in Ohio that received grants for the health clinics. District spokeswoman Chris Wolff said the district plans to expand the clinics, located at Rockdale Paideia and Taft elementary schools. Tax rate may bring $860K. The Burlington Fire Protection District has scheduled a public hearing for 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at the firehouse, 6050 Firehouse Drive, to discuss setting the new tax rate. Proposed is $1 per $1,000 assessed property value. That would be the same rate as last year, but would generate additional revenue due to some increased property values. That tax rate last year brought in $792,153. The same rate this year should bring in $860,515.

Alexandria Work days set The city Park and Recreation will be conducting work days at the Alexandria Community Park on Sept. 14 and Oct. 12. Volunteers should meet at the park at 9 a.m. Meanwhile, a new piece of playground equipment has been installed in the park in the shape of a wooden monster truck. Also, the annual fishing derby at the park will be held on Sept. 21 at Alexandria Community Park on Alexandria Lane off Grandview Road. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with fishing from 9 a.m. to noon.

Pool requested The city Board of Adjustment has scheduled a public hearing for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the city building to review two requests. One request is from Eva Denoma, who is seeking a variance to have an in-ground swimming pool at 33 Wright Court located closer to an adjoining property line than is usually allowed under city zoning regulations. The other request is from Sue Neal of State Farm Insurance at 7532 Alexandria Pike. She is seeking a side yard variance to have additional parking places installed.