City commission votes to reimburse for wrongful taxes

By Chris Swick
February 01, 2016

A clerical oversight led to an unexpected tax bill for a McPherson medical company, which the city commission took steps to correct during Monday's meeting.

The city had extended the tax abatement in May 2015 for Family Medical Holdings for the property at 1010 Hospital Drive, which is the current location of the Family Practice Associates of McPherson. City Treasurer Mark Moffitt says the county was never informed the tax abatement had been extended or that the Industrial Revenue Bond would now into maturity on Dec. 31.

“So [the County] sent out the tax bill for [Family Medical Holdings],” Moffitt said. “Family Medical Holdings has not only paid that tax bill in full, but have also paid our extended payment in lieu of taxes.”

That payment was $4,500 a year. Moffitt requested approval to reimburse Family Medical Holdings for the city's share of the 2015 taxes, which would come out to $10,439, which the commission gave unanimously.