Tag Archives: tax levy

Health Department Asking for Tax Levy Increase on April Ballot

The Scotland County Health Department has proposed a tax increase to voters of Scotland County on April 2, 2019. The district’s ballot issue proposes to increase the tax levy from $0.15 to $0.30 to help pay for maintenance of the county health center and operations of the facility and staff. The Health Department has continually […]

School Board Votes to Raise Tax Levy Rate

The Scotland County R-I Board of Education met Monday, August 13th following the completion of the public tax rate hearing at 5:45 p.m. The regular meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. with five members present.  Sam Berkowitz and Jamie Triplett were absent. Superintendent Ryan Bergeson presented a financial update for the board after […]

April 4th Election to Decide Fate of Proposed School Expansion

With a goal of improved student safety as well as expanding and upgrading facilities, the Scotland County R-I School District will ask voters on Tuesday to approve a $1.6 million tax levy issue. Proposition 2 on the April 4th ballot will seek to implement a $0.16 debt service levy that would allow the district to […]

County Roads to Get More Rock in 2017  

The old #1 song “I Wanna Rock” may be the new theme for the Scotland County Road & Bridge Department after the Scotland County Commission announced on January 19th that the county will be upping its road rock allotment from 150 tons to 170 tons per mile of road. Special funding for the road rock […]

School Board Creates Bond Committee, Plans Special Meeting to Consider New Levy Issue

The Scotland County R-I Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.  President Trinity Davis called the meeting to order with six members present. Sam Berkowitz was absent. Davis established a bond issue committee of Trinity Davis, Jamie Triplett, and Cole Tippett to head continued efforts for the […]

Public Survey Shows Support for School Tax Proposal Minus Extracurricular Expenditures

  The Scotland County R-I School Board of Education met in special session on Monday, May 2 to review the Proposition 2 surveys that were submitted by  stakeholders from the community. More than 200 responses were received both online and via printed surveys submitted at various locations. “We would like to thank everyone for their […]

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 […]

School Board Approves $4 Million Levy Issue for April Ballot

The Scotland County R-I Board of Education met in special session on Thursday, January 21, 2016, at 5:25 p.m. President Sam Berkowitz called the meeting to order with six members present.  Cole Tippett arrived from work at 6:10 p.m. Future Projects The board discussed a bond issue to address future projects. Election Resolution Mr. Berkowitz […]

SCR-I Will Look to Voters in April for Needed Upgrades

The Scotland County R-1 School Board voted 7-0 on January 21st to present a $4 million bond issue to the voters on April 5th.  The new construction would include early childhood classrooms, new classrooms for vocal music and band, world language, special education, and life skills, and a football locker room and weight room. The […]

New Ag Productivity Values for Farm Ground Won’t Necessarily Equate to Higher Tax Bills

For the first time in 20 years, Missouri agricultural productivity values have been raised by the Missouri State Tax Commission, meaning assessed valuation of farm ground in Scotland County has gone up just in time for tax season. The productivity values, which had not been changed since 1995, raised from $55 for the top ground, […]