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Adair County Commission adopts ordinance considered to be a 'win-win'

A local county commission is calling a new ordinance a win-win. (KTVO File)

A local county commission is calling a new ordinance a win-win.

Wednesday afternoon, Adair County Commissioners voted to adopt a measure that changes the county from "non-occupancy" to "occupancy."

Those terms are used for county assessment purposes.

Essentially, this ordinance would allow the assessor's office to start collecting value 30 days after occupancy is established in new residential constructions.

Adair County Assessor Donnie Waybill told KTVO he believes this measure is needed in the county.

"It's time in Adair County and the City of Kirksville. We are starting to grow. There's not very many counties left in the state of Missouri that are not occupancy. I feel like it's going to be a win-win."

Waybill adds that anyone with questions about this ordinance change is encouraged to contact the assessor's office.

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