Neosho City Property Tax Implementation (August 2010)
This measure was defeated
- YES 1,039
- NO 1,630 
This measure sought to implement a $1 levy, per $100 of assessed property value, in order to help pay off the cities debts. City officials saw a property tax as the best way to secure funds for the city.
The original property tax was repealed by a 1997 ordinance, so implementing a new tax would have created some legal issues with that ordinance.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.
- The Joplin Globe, "Neosho mayor: Ballot measure could be ‘all-or-nothing deal’ for Neosho," July 22, 2010
- Neosho Daily News, "Property tax fails, changes ahead for Neosho," August 4, 2010
- Neosho Daily News, "Council gives nod to tax issue verbage," May 19, 2010
- Neosho Daily News, "Property tax to resurface in special session," May 23, 2010
- Neosho Daily News, "Council to research property tax with attorney," May 30, 2010
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