Monday, August 18, 2014

Sales Tax Questions on the Ballot in November Part 1

There will be two sales tax questions on the November ballot.

Let's talk about the easy one first............the 1/8 for Parks and Pipes.

This has been around for about 14-15 years, and the voters of Shawnee have previously approved it twice.

One half of the money goes to storm water projects and the other half goes to acquire new land for parks and to make improvements to parks.

At a recent council meeting some of the council members wanted to include park maintenance in that as a possible "relief valve" from the general fund.  That didn't pass.

This dedicated sales tax has shown to be effective in the past.

So, this is an easy one.  Vote to keep it.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Contract Sewer District

OK, I'm not going to voice my opinion.  At least not at this time.

Just thought that the people of Shawnee might want some reference information.

What we will do is work our way backwards.

This is the article that appears in the KC Star today regarding the county commissioners' meeting

This is the article that appeared in the Shawnee Dispatch on 6/30/14

And last but not least, the City Council meeting of 6/23/14

Click here to read the minutes  or click here and scroll down to item "G3", click on that to listen to the discussion

Read/listen to all the information and make up your own mind.