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LS Parks tax highlights next week's local election

LS Parks tax highlights next week's local election

Amid the noise echoing from City Hall during the last few weeks it may have been easy to forget about next week's election. Questions concerning the renewal of a sales tax for the Lee's Summit Parks Department and the collection of sales tax on motor vehicle sales from non-licensed Missouri dealers highlight the local questions on a ballot also carrying primary elections for Jackson County leadership, a slew of state-wide races as well as the US Senate and House of Representatives. A complete list of elections and a sample ballot can be found at the Jackson County Election Board web site. Following is a list of the local questions for the cities of Lee's Summit, Greenwood, Lake Lotawana and Lone Jack.

Lee's Summit — 

QUESTION 1: Shall the City of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, discontinue applying and collecting the local sales tax on the titling of motor vehicles, trailers, boats, and outboard motors that were purchased from a source other than a licensed Missouri dealer?

Approval of this measure will result in a reduction of local revenue to provide for vital services for the City of Lee’s Summit; and it will place Missouri dealers of motor vehicles, outboard motors, boats, and trailers at a competitive disadvantage to nonMissouri dealers of motor vehicles, outboard motors, boats, and trailers.

QUESTION 2: Shall the City of Lee’s Summit, Missouri continue a sales tax of one-quarter (1/4) of one percent (1%) for the purpose of providing funding for local parks for the City for a period of fifteen (15) years beginning on April 1, 2018? 

Greenwood —

QUESTION 1: Shall the City of Greenwood, Missouri discontinue applying and collecting the local sales tax on the titling of motor vehicles, trailers, boats, and outboard motors that were purchased from a source other than a licensed Missouri dealer?

Approval of this measure will result in a reduction of local revenue to provide for vital services for the City of Greenwood and it will place Missouri dealers of motor vehicles, outboard motors, boats, and trailers at a competitive disadvantage to non-Missouri dealers of motor vehicles, outboard motors, boats and trailers.

Lake Lotawana —

QUESTION 1: Shall the City of Lake Lotawana, Missouri increase the existing roads and streets sales tax to the rate of one-half of one percent (1/2%) for roads, streets, and other transportation purposes?

QUESTION 2: Shall the City of Lake Lotawana, Missouri increase the existing capital improvements sales tax to the rate of one-half of one percent (1/2%) for the purpose of funding capital improvements, including the operation and maintenance of capital improvements?

QUESTION 3: Shall the City of Lake Lotawana, Missouri continue applying and collecting the local sales tax on the titling of motor vehicles, trailers, boats, and outboard motors that were purchased from a source other than a licensed Missouri dealer?

Rejection of this measure will result in a reduction of local revenue to provide for vital services for the City of Lake Lotawana and it will place Missouri dealers of motor vehicles, trailers, boats, and outboard motors at a competitive disadvantage to non-Missouri dealers of motor vehicles, trailers, boats, and outboard motors.

Lone Jack — 

QUESTION 1: Shall the City of Lone Jack impose a city sales tax of one-half of one percent (1/2%) for law enforcement purposes?

QUESTION 2: Shall the City of Lone Jack discontinue applying and collecting the local sales tax on the titling of motor vehicles, trailers, boats, and outboard motors that were purchased from a source other than a licensed Missouri dealer?

If this measure is approved, it will result in a reduction of local revenue to provide for vital services for the City of Lone Jack and it will place Missouri dealers of motor
vehicles, outboard motors, boats, and trailers at a competitive disadvantage to nonMissouri dealers of motor vehicles, outboard motors, boats and trailers.
If this measure is disapproved, it will not result in a reduction of local revenue to provide for services for the City of Lone Jack.

Primary Elections —

For a complete list of candidates in the primary elections, click here for a sample ballot from JCEB.

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