APRIL
ISSUES

KEY BALLOT TAX ISSUES ON THE

APRIL 5TH BALLOT FOR REVIEW

(U) Union Endorsement

JEFFERSON COUNTY

 

PROPOSITION P   (U)
Shall the County of Jefferson in the unincorporated areas impose a sales tax of three-eighths of one percent (3/8ths of 1%) for the purpose of providing funding for local parks and recreation for Jefferson County? Funds generated will be used to construct, improve, expand, manage, and maintain parks, playgrounds, trails, recreation facilities, and provide for other parks and recreation services. There has not been an increase in funding for parks and recreation since 1979.

DE SOTO SCHOOL DISTRICT #73

 

K.I.D.S. (Keep Improving De Soto Schools)
Shall the Board of Education of the De Soto #73 School District, Missouri be authorized to increase the operating tax levy by $0.5000 to $3.9052 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation for the purposes of attracting and retaining quality certified and support staff, maintaining and upkeep of facilities, and meeting additional operating expenses?


If this proposition is approved, the adjusted operating tax levy of the District is estimated to increase by $0.2500 from $3.4052, currently, to $3.6552 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation for the 2022 through 2024 Tax Year and $0.2500 from $3.6552, to $3.9052 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation for the 2025 Tax Year and can be applied to the assessed valuation for each year thereafter. The District intends to reduce the debt service levy by $0.2500 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation in order to offset the estimated $0.2500 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation increase to the operating levy in Tax Year 2025 if this Proposition is approved by the voters.

WINDSOR C-1 SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

Proposition Windsor 2022 - (U)
Shall the Board of Education of the Windsor C-1 School District, Missouri, without an estimated increase in the current debt service property tax levy, borrow money in the amount Twenty Million Dollars ($20,000,000) for the purpose of providing funds to improve technology infrastructure; to construct, equip, and furnish special education/sensory classrooms and a new gymnasium at the Intermediate Center, additional classrooms at the Middle School which will eliminate the outside Annex buildings enhancing student security; to renovate the Fitness Center and Athletic complex to include additional tennis courts and a larger weight room; to expand and renovate Windsor High School Band, Choir, and Art Room; to build additional playgrounds at each elementary school; to complete energy efficiency upgrades to the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and lighting; to repair and replace roofs; to patch and pave parking lots; to prepay principal on the existing lease financing; to the extent funds are available, complete other repairs and improvements to school sites, buildings and related facilities of the District; and issue general obligation bonds for the payment thereof?

 

If this proposition is approved, the adjusted debt service levy of the School District is estimated to remain unchanged at $1.5295 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation of real and personal property

HILLSBORO R-III SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

HILLSBORO R-III SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION #1

Shall the Board of Education of Reorganized School District R-3 of Jefferson County, Missouri be authorized to increase the operating tax levy of the District by $0.40 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation according to the 2022 assessment to pay capital expenditures benefitting the District? If this proposition is approved, the operating tax levy of the District is estimated to be $3.7746 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation, and the District expects to make a corresponding reduction in the same amount to its debt service tax levy resulting in the estimated overall tax levy of the District to remain unchanged.

 

HILLSBORO R-III SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION #2

 

Shall the Board of Education of the Reorganized School District R-3 of Jefferson County, Missouri borrow money in the amount of $25,000,000 for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, renovating, expanding, furnishing and equipping school sites, buildings and related facilities and issue general obligation bonds for the payment thereof? If this proposition is approved, the current debt service levy of the school district is expected to decrease from $1.1933 to $0.7933 per one hundred dollars assessed valuation of real and personal property.
 

ROCKWOOD R-VI SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

PROPOSITION P
Shall the Board of Education of the Rockwood R-VI School District, St. Louis County, Missouri be authorized to increase the District’s operating tax levy ceiling by $0.54 to $3.9562 per $100 of assessed valuation for school purposes including paying general operating expenses and funding capital improvements, resulting in no estimated increase to the total tax levy due to expected reductions in the debt service levy totaling $0.54 per $100 of assessed valuation? If this proposition is approved, the adjusted operating tax levy of the District is estimated to be $3.9562 per $100 of assessed valuation.

 

KINGSTON K-14 SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

PROPOSITION K.I.D.S.
Shall the Board of Education of the Kingston K-14 School District, Missouri, without an estimated increase in the current debt service property tax levy, borrow money in the amount of Three Million Three Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($3,350,000) for the purpose of providing funds to construct, equip, and furnish a new High School gymnasium; to the extent funds are available, complete other repairs and improvements to the existing facilities of the District; and issue general obligation bonds for the payment thereof? If this proposition is approved, the adjusted debt service levy of the School District is estimated to remain unchanged at $0.9895 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation of real and personal property.

CITY OF ARNOLD

 

PROPOSITION P
SHALL THE CITY OF ARNOLD IMPOSE A LOCAL USE TAX AT THE SAME RATE AS THE TOTAL LOCAL SALES TAX RATE, PROVIDED THAT IF THE LOCAL SALES TAX RATE IS REDUCED OR RAISED BY VOTER APPROVAL, THE LOCAL USE TAX RATE SHALL ALSO BE REDUCED OR RAISED BY THE SAME ACTION?

CITY OF BYRNES MILL

 

Proposition “U”
EXPLANATORY STATEMENT


Use tax is collected instead of sales tax when an out-of-state vendor does not have a sufficient legal presence in Missouri to be subject to sales tax. The State of Missouri already collects use taxes. Currently, the City receives no use tax revenue. If the voters approve a local use tax, the City will begin receiving use tax revenue on sales for use in the City by out- of-state vendors. At no time are a use tax and sales tax collected on the same transaction. The City of Byrnes Mill submits the following question:


LOCAL USE TAX PROPOSITION


Shall the City of Byrnes Mill, Missouri impose a local use tax at the same rate as the total local sales tax rate, provided that if the local sales tax rate is reduced or raised by voter approval, the local use tax rate shall also be reduced or raised by the same action?

CITY OF CRYSTAL CITY

 

PROPOSITION U


EXPLANATORY STATEMENT:


Use tax is collected instead of sales tax when an out-of-state vendor does not have a sufficient legal presence in Missouri to be subject to sales tax. The State of Missouri already collects use taxes. Currently, the City receives no use tax revenue. If the voters approve a local use tax, the City will begin receiving use tax revenue on sales for use in the City by out-of-state vendors. At no time are a use tax and sales tax collected on the same transaction.  The City of Crystal City, Missouri, submits the following question:


PROPOSITION U


Shall the City of Crystal City impose a local use tax at the same rate as the total local sales tax rate, provided that if the local sales tax rate is reduced or raised by voter approval, the local use tax rate shall also be reduced or raised by the same action?

CITY OF CRYSTAL CITY

LOCAL USE TAX


EXPLANATORY STATEMENT


Use tax is collected instead of sales tax when an out-of-state vendor does not have a sufficient legal presence in Missouri to be subject to sales tax. The State of Missouri already collects use taxes. Currently, the City receives no use tax revenue. If the voters approve a  local use tax, the City will begin receiving use tax revenue on sales for use in the City by out-of-state vendors. At no time are a use tax and sales tax collected on the same transaction. The City of De Soto, Missouri, submits the following question:


LOCAL USE TAX PROPOSITION


Shall the City of De Soto impose a local use tax at the same rate as the total local sales tax rate, provided that if the local sales tax rate is reduced or raised by voter approval, the local use tax rate shall also be reduced or raised by the same action? 

CITY OF EUREKA

PROPOSITION U
Shall the City of Eureka impose a local use tax at the same rate as the total local sales tax rate, provided that if the local sales tax rate is reduced or raised by voter approval, the local use tax rate shall also be reduced or raised by the same action?

CITY OF FESTUS

PROPOSITION U
EXPLANATORY STATEMENT


USE TAX IS COLLECTED INSTEAD OF SALES TAX WHEN AN OUT-OF-STATE VENDOR DOES NOT HAVE A SUFFICIENT LEGAL PRESENCE IN MISSOURI TO BE SUBJECT TO SALES TAX. THE STATE OF MISSOURI ALREADY COLLECTS USE TAXES. CURRENTLY, THE CITY OF FESTUS RECEIVES NO USE TAX REVENUE. IF THE VOTERS APPROVE A LOCAL USE TAX, THE CITY WILL BEGIN RECEIVING USE TAX REVENUE ON SALES FOR USE IN THE CITY BY OUT-OF-STATE VENDORS. AT NO TIME ARE A USE TAX AND SALES TAX COLLECTED ON THE SAME TRANSACTION. THE CITY OF FESTUS SUBMITS THE FOLLOWING QUESTION:


SHALL THE CITY OF FESTUS IMPOSE A LOCAL USE TAX AT THE SAME RATE AS THE TOTAL LOCAL SALES TAX RATE, PROVIDED THAT IF THE LOCAL SALES TAX RATE IS REDUCED OR RAISED BY VOTER APPROVAL, THE LOCAL USE TAX RATE SHALL ALSO BE REDUCED OR RAISED BY THE SAME ACTION? 

CITY OF FESTUS

PROPOSITION U
The State of Missouri and Jefferson County already collect taxes.


EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
Use tax is collected instead of sales tax when an out-of-state vendor does not have a sufficient legal presence in Missouri to be subject to sales tax. The State of Missouri already collects use taxes. Currently, the City receives no use tax revenue. If voters approve a local use tax, the City will begin receiving use tax revenue on sales for use in the City by out-of- state vendors. At no time are a use tax and sales tax collected on the same transaction. The City of Herculaneum, Missouri, submits the following question:


PROPOSITION U


Shall the City of Herculaneum impose a local use tax at the same rate as the total local sales tax rate, provided that if the local sales tax rate is reduced or raised by voter approval, the local use tax rate shall be reduced or raised by the same action?

CITY OF KIMMSWICK

PROPOSITION “E”
Shall the City of Kimmswick, Missouri, adopt the provisions of Section 115.124.1 RSMo, which provides that in the event that the number of candidates who have filed for a particular office is equal to the number of positions in that office to be filled by the election, then no election for such office will be held and the candidates shall assume the responsibilities of their offices at the same time and in the same manner as if they had been elected, provided that in such cases the City shall have provided the notice of election required by Section 5 of section 115.127 RSMo, and that said notice has been published in at least one newspaper of general circulation in the City as defined in section 493.050 RSMo.

​​CITY OF PEVELY

PROP U
EXPLANATORY STATEMENT:


Use tax is collected instead of sales tax when an out-of-state vendor does not have a sufficient legal presence in Missouri to be subject to sales tax. The State of Missouri already collect use taxes. Currently, the City receives no use tax revenue. If the voters approve a local use tax, the City will begin receiving use tax revenue on sales for use in the City by out-of-state vendors. At no time are a use tax and sales tax collected on the same transaction. The City of Pevely submits the following question:


LOCAL USE TAX PROPOSITION
Shall the City of Pevely, Missouri impose a local use tax at the same rate as the total local sales tax rate, provided that if the local sales tax rate is reduced or raised by voter approval, the local use tax rate shall also be reduced or raised by the same action?  

TOWN OF SCOTSDALE

PROPOSITION 1
Shall the Town of Scotsdale, Missouri be authorized to forego annual elections if the number of candidates who have filed for a particular office is equal to the number of positions in that office to be filled by the election? 

DUNKLIN FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

PROPOSITION P
Shall the board of directors of the Dunklin Fire Protection District be authorized to increase the annual tax from $0.046 cents to ten cents ($0.10) per one hundred dollars ($100.00) assessed valuation, the revenues from which shall be deposited in a special fund and used only for the pension program of the district?

 

PROPOSITION S
To provide general revenue for the maintenance, repair and expansion to the district facilities, and for staffing to serve the increasing population of the Dunklin Fire Protection District, shall the board of directors of the Dunklin Fire Protection District be authorized to levy an additional annual tax of not more than twenty-five cents ($0.25) on the one hundred dollars ($100.00) assessed valuation to provide funds for the support of the district?

HILLSBORO FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

Proposition Full-Time Staffing
To provide general revenue to maintain staffing to serve the increasing population of the Hillsboro Fire Protection District, shall the board of directors of the Hillsboro Fire Protection District be authorized to levy a graduated annual additional tax of not more than thirty-five cents ($0.35) on the one hundred dollars ($100.00) assessed valuation by an increase of twenty-five cents ($0.25) on the one hundred dollars ($100.00) assessed valuation in the first tax year, by an increase of an additional five cents ($0.05) on the one hundred dollars ($100.00) assessed valuation in the second tax year, and by an increase of an additional five cents ($0.05) on the one hundred dollars ($100.00) assessed valuation in
the third tax year to provide funds for the support of the district?

BIG RIVER AMBULANCE DISTRICT

PROPOSITION SAFETY  (U)
Shall the Big River Ambulance District borrow money in the amount of seventeen million dollars for the purpose of decreasing response times to emergency calls and carrying out the mission of the District by acquiring, improving, maintaining, equipping and furnishing ambulance stations and other District facilities; acquiring and equipping ambulances and other emergency response vehicles; and acquiring and installing medical, communication and other life-saving service apparatus and auxiliary equipment; and issue bonds for the payment thereof?

NORTH JEFFERSON COUNTY AMBULANCE DISTRICT

“PROPOSITION SAFETY”  (U)
Shall the North Jefferson County Ambulance District borrow money in the amount of twenty one million dollars for the purpose of decreasing response times to emergency calls and carrying out the mission of the District by acquiring, improving, maintaining, equipping and furnishing ambulance stations and other District facilities; acquiring and equipping ambulances and other emergency response vehicles; and acquiring and installing medical, communication and other life-saving service apparatus and auxiliary equipment and eliminating prior debt; and issue bonds for the payment thereof?