Neosho City Property Tax Implementation (August 2010)

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A Neosho City Property Tax Implementation measure was on the August 3, 2010 ballot in the city of Neosho which is in Newton County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 1,039
  • NO 1,630 Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to implement a $1 levy, per $100 of assessed property value, in order to help pay off the cities debts.[2] City officials saw a property tax as the best way to secure funds for the city.[3]

The original property tax was repealed by a 1997 ordinance, so implementing a new tax would have created some legal issues with that ordinance. The city council had taken up legal council to draft a legal opinion about implementing the new tax and how it would have been applicable with the previous ordinance. The council had also seen if less than $1 would be sufficient for the cities needs.[4]

See also

Council talks tax during work session, City postpones tax issue, Neosho council to consider property tax rate of $1 (dead link)