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School Board Places $1.6 Million Bond Issue on April Ballot

Targeting improved student safety by bringing more of the district’s program’s under one roof,  the Scotland County R-I Board of Education unanimously approved a $1.6 million bond issue to be placed on the April 4th ballot for local voters. The board voted 6-0, during a special January 17th board meeting, to place Proposition 2 on […]

SCR-I Board of Education Approves Tax Rate Increase

After eight years of deficit budgets, the school board increased the tax levy to $3.50,  well below the $3.69 voter-approved ceiling. The Scotland County R-I School District ended an eight-year pattern of deficit spending and is looking to a bump in next year’s tax levy to help start a new trend. The SCR-I Board of […]

Voters to Decide Tax Issues, Local Boards at April 5th Election

A pair of tax levy issues with big price tags will highlight the April 5th general municipal election ballot in Scotland County. Voters in the city of Memphis will decide the fate of a proposed $7.9 million waterworks and sewer system revenue bond issue to help fund proposed improvements to the city’s water and sewer […]

City Council Approves $7.9 Million Levy Issue for April Ballot

With high-dollar upgrades to the city’s sewer and water systems looming, the Memphis City Council on January 7th took the first step in the financial process, voting 3-0 to place a $7.9 million levy issue on the April 5th election ballot. Voters will be asked to authorize the issuance of combined waterworks and sewage system […]

USDA Talks Funding Options With City Council for Wastewater System Overhaul

With looming changes in the Missouri Department of Natural Resource’s (DNR) permitting process for municipal wastewater treatment systems, the Memphis City Council met Thursday with a representative of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to discuss funding options for public works. Area Specialist Cheryl Elliott met with the council to discuss USDA water and […]

Scotland County’s Taxpayers Close Out 2014 With a Flourish

As the New Year arrives, the Scotland County Collector’s Office will be able to pause and catch its collective breath after the traditional swell of year-end traffic as 2014 came to a close. The majority of Scotland County taxpayers held on to their money as long as they could, before flocking to the collector’s office […]

Vision Team Considering $5 Million Bond Issue for SCR-I District to Expand Campus

With several prospective goals identified at two previous meetings, the third gathering of the Scotland County R-I School District’s Community Vision team focused on the financial side of bringing some of the dreams to fruition. The June 17th meeting held at the SCR-I high school featured presentations by architects ACI Boland as well as financing […]