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we the people

Cameron, MO

#1 Mar 8, 2018
Edgar springs wants to raise the sales tax from 1% to 2%.
It is up for vote. The rate will still be cheaper than the
Surrounding towns .
The public water supply is raising their rates again
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it is not up for vote.they are not with the city .you don't
EVEN HAVE A VOICE IN THE MATTER.if you use their product you will pay their price.
Really

United States

#2 Mar 9, 2018
we the people wrote:
Edgar springs wants to raise the sales tax from 1% to 2%.
It is up for vote. The rate will still be cheaper than the
Surrounding towns .
The public water supply is raising their rates again
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it is not up for vote.they are not with the city .you don't
EVEN HAVE A VOICE IN THE MATTER.if you use their product you will pay their price.
Also the City Clerk gave her 2 week notice.

Since: May 17

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#3 Mar 10, 2018
as the town disappears business leave s , people now shop out of town , soon the few who can will move out, the others will steal
will look like lenox very soon
we the people

Cameron, MO

#4 Mar 10, 2018
Not if we get the 1% tax increase. Roads will get fixed ,new business will move in ,and the places will get cleaned up.with more playground equipment just wait and see.
Have faith
Really

United States

#5 Mar 10, 2018
What about the out standing sewer loan that coming due? The town doesn't have the money to cover it.
we the people

Cameron, MO

#6 Mar 10, 2018
Really wrote:
What about the out standing sewer loan that coming due? The town doesn't have the money to cover it.
Why do you think that?

Since: May 17

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#7 Mar 11, 2018
1% tax increase would generate approx.$1500 a month on a good month
but would force sales out of town so that would decrease the income
not much improvements with that amount of $
as an example look at the thousands of dollar in tax money the fire dept swindles and lied about
do we have a top notch fire service ? NOT
the people in control of the funds for the city and fire dept have been doing this for years everyone knows it the only faith is knowing you are not the priority of city hall
we the people

Cameron, MO

#8 Mar 11, 2018
johnbissenbe wrote:
1% tax increase would generate approx.$1500 a month on a good month
but would force sales out of town so that would decrease the income
not much improvements with that amount of $
as an example look at the thousands of dollar in tax money the fire dept swindles and lied about
do we have a top notch fire service ? NOT
the people in control of the funds for the city and fire dept have been doing this for years everyone knows it the only faith is knowing you are not the priority of city hall
The only faith is knowing you are not the priority of City Hall???. Well change that Make spending money wisely top priority you vote right .if they don't have your best interest (fire department or city) change them don't let them swindle your tax dollar. you can do it .and I don't think 1% increase will force sales out of town..increase is only $10 on every thousand,$1 on ever hundred, is that to much of a increase ????

Since: May 17

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#9 Mar 11, 2018
we the people how long have you lived in edgar springs
we the people

Cameron, MO

#10 Mar 11, 2018
we the people wrote:
<quoted text>

The only faith is knowing you are not the priority of City Hall???. Well change that Make spending money wisely top priority you vote right .if they don't have your best interest (fire department or city) change them don't let them swindle your tax dollar. you can do it .and I don't think 1% increase will force sales out of town..increase is only $10 on every thousand,$1 on ever hundred, is that to much of a increase ????
A couple of years. Why ? How long have you?
Rebecca Varney

Plattsburg, MO

#11 Mar 13, 2018
Why need more money? I was told because the ConocoPhillips shut down, the city lost about half of their sales tax revenue. Statement from Department of Revenue dated 1/08/18 contradicts this. Itís available in City Hall. Maybe they need to cut down on some of their traffic cops instead. Iím voting no. By the way, over $28,000 in sales tax revenue for both 2016 and 2017

Since: May 17

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#12 Mar 15, 2018
edgar is now a (drive by town) travelers have no reason to stop

the people in control of the tax dollars are stealing them ,
an example where does the $40,000 the fire dept gets disappear to?

Since: May 17

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#13 Mar 29, 2018
so miss varney sales tax has stayed the same, I think the idea is to grow sales tax? that is a sign of an improving town!
the only increases in revenue for the last many years have been increases in water,sewer,and the falsified fire dept tax assement which nobody has seen a benefit from

so if all these continue increase but no increase in sales tax growth or new jobs in our town what does that spell ?
Rebecca Varney

Plattsburg, MO

#14 Mar 31, 2018
johnbissenbe wrote:
so miss varney sales tax has stayed the same, I think the idea is to grow sales tax? that is a sign of an improving town!
the only increases in revenue for the last many years have been increases in water,sewer,and the falsified fire dept tax assement which nobody has seen a benefit from

so if all these continue increase but no increase in sales tax growth or new jobs in our town what does that spell ?
I am asking for more transparency from the city about how money is spent and about plans to spend the money that would be raised if the tax increase were to go thru
Rebecca Varney

Plattsburg, MO

#15 Mar 31, 2018
And why donít they have the money? Why do t they want to provide the cityís receipts for the last year?

Since: May 17

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#16 Apr 1, 2018
because the money was misappropriated there was no bid process or if there was it was manipulated. its all bben lies started with kut ross and escalated from there ask to look at the list of people that don't pay their sewer bill the are all related to the city hall people. and for your information there is a law called the sunshine law they have to produce the receipts you ask for after 60 day of it being paid
Rebecca Varney

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#17 Apr 1, 2018
johnbissenbe wrote:
because the money was misappropriated there was no bid process or if there was it was manipulated. its all bben lies started with kut ross and escalated from there ask to look at the list of people that don't pay their sewer bill the are all related to the city hall people. and for your information there is a law called the sunshine law they have to produce the receipts you ask for after 60 day of it being paid
I did make a sunshine request on March 15th to look at cancelled checks and RECEIPTS for the last year. I have a written response from them that these would be available for me to see on the 28th. The receipts were not made available. I have filed a complaint with the Missouri Attorney Generals Office
Rebecca Varney

Plattsburg, MO

#18 Apr 1, 2018
Rebecca Varney wrote:
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I did make a sunshine request on March 15th to look at cancelled checks and RECEIPTS for the last year. I have a written response from them that these would be available for me to see on the 28th. The receipts were not made available. I have filed a complaint with the Missouri Attorney Generals Office
CORRECTION on the 29th
Really

United States

#19 Apr 1, 2018
If this tax increase does pass it is on everyone who purchases things in Edgar springs, not just the residents. Everyone wants things to improve, but no one wants to really work on how to improve it. Just a lot of complaining .
A little ticked off

United States

#20 Apr 2, 2018
Why do people who live outside of Edgar Springs city limit pay city taxes/user fees? I caught the city tax on our cell phone bill a few years ago. We live in the county and approx. 4 miles from the city limit line. Noticed there's been a slight increase to some items I buy online, but the state and county taxes haven't changed (yet). Isn't this taxation without representation? Since I don't reside in the city of Edgar Springs am I allowed to vote in city matters because I pay city taxes on things I don't buy in Edgar Springs?

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