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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Ballot issues confront voters Tuesday

  •    The Hannibal school district’s bond issue isn’t the only measure on Tuesday’s ballot.

     


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  •    The Hannibal school district’s bond issue isn’t the only measure on Tuesday’s ballot.
       Following is a summary of other proposals voters will consider:
       *Ralls County sales tax: If approved, the half-cent tax would continue for five years. Revenue would go for law enforcement, roads and bridges and the general fund. Simple majority required for passage.
       *Monroe City/Ralls County land swap: Monroe City R-1 proposes giving two parcels of land to the Ralls County R-2 school district. A simple majority of voters in each district must approve. If one district approves and the other does not, the case could go to a state arbitrator.
       *North Shelby school district bond issue: The sale of $650,000 in bonds would allow the district to buy facilities that are now being leased and finish renovations to buildings. A 57 percent majority is required for passage.
       *Louisiana hotel/motel tax: The proposal would increase the city’s hotel/motel tax by one percent, with proceeds going to promote conventions and tourism. A simple majority is required for passage.
       *Clarksville collector question: The city proposes making the collector’s job an appointed position. If approved, the measure would take effect in two years.
       *Lewis County Ambulance District sales tax: The district wants to replace a property tax with a half-cent sales tax to provide operating revenue. Simple majority required.
       *Lewis County 911 tax: The proposal would raise the current sales tax for 911 from five-eighths of a cent to one cent. Revenue would be used to improve services.
       *Canton R-5 Fire Protection District: Approval would expand the boundaries of the district to cover Monticello and Williamstown. Simple majority required.
       *Lincoln County Ambulance District: The district is seeking a property tax increase of 25 cents per $100 assessed valuation for operations. Simple majority required.
       *Elsberry Fire Protection District: Property taxes would go up 25 cents per $100 assessed valuation if a simple majority of voters approves.
       *Madison Special Road District tax: The district wants to continue a tax levy of 35 cents per $100 of assessed valuation for four years.
       *Clarksville Special Road District dissolution: Approval would close down the district. Simple majority required for passage.
     

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