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2971
Local News / Re: Crocker THINKS it has pull....NOT!
« on: August 16, 2007, 09:35:03 PM »
Ask the Commissioners for help with the Law Enforcement issue. LOL


You could also travel to Dixon and down 28 to get to FLW, depending on where you live exactly.  Emergency services are a real concern.  Perhaps Crocker can extend it's fire protection area and maybe the understrength PCSD can station a deputy out of Crocker during the construction?  If the state is saving 1.2 million some of that money could be used to offset the costs of a PCSD substation.

2972
Local News / Re: critical injuries
« on: August 16, 2007, 08:44:25 PM »
Judges and juries decide outcomes based on facts and laws. I see no hope for the victims family in their attempt to gain monies from this tragic event.

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Local News / Re: critical injuries
« on: August 16, 2007, 08:40:12 PM »
The accident report pretty much says that the kids had plenty of time to avoid it, and the officer had little or no time to avoid it. That was my take on it, what did I miss?

It was a tragic accident, but an accident none the less. I feel for all involved.

2974
Local News / Re: critical injuries
« on: August 16, 2007, 08:37:49 PM »

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Pulaski Enquirer / Re: lake or river or
« on: August 16, 2007, 01:19:53 AM »
We swim in our rubber pond here.

I found a nice swimmin hole in the rubidioux yasterday. I was nice with all this heat.

2976
Local News / Re: JB King's letter to the County Commissioners.
« on: August 15, 2007, 07:21:17 PM »
There is no doubt the School Board tried to pull the wool over our eyes all the while thinking we're all gullible. They were so wrong, from recollection three times wrong. Not only did they have enough money to build the high school, but the elementary school to boot.

The schools have been the reaping a lot of gains in the last several years.  After the proposed tax was voted down, what four times, they still built the new high school and I'd be curious to know how much they still have stuck back in the bank. 

If the County gets so little from our property tax, where does the money they use to run the County Government come from?  The break out of our taxes should be something that needs to be looked at.  I understand we need and want good schools, but if their getting the lions share of the money and have large amounts in the bank (I have a feeling they have many millions) then they might not need quite so much and more can be used in other areas wouldn't you think? 

2977
Local News / Re: JB King's letter to the County Commissioners.
« on: August 15, 2007, 07:20:04 PM »
What is odd is, my property value decreased in the last year but not according to the county, they say it's increased. Everyone knows home prices are dropping.

This is a prime example of why people are so opposed to new taxes around here...

1.  My property tax has risen 3 times in 6 years - from 700 per year when I bought my house to 1100 per year, effective this last increase.

2.  I was forced to go on to sewer, costing me a couple thousand dollars immediately, and know I have a 600.00 per year bill where I previously had none. (I know it's not a tax, but the bottom line is it's coming out of my wallet - and it keeps getting more and more expensive to live here)

3.  New businesses keep coming in - we are seeing the area boom, and they are generating a great deal in sales...therefore tax money should be rolling in too...

So my question is, where is all this money going?  You'll never get a yes vote for ANY new tax from me until I get a full, open and honest accounting of what is coming in, and where it is going.  With the boom in the area over the last 8/9/10 years they should be awash in tax revenue.  My God, can you imagine how much tax revenue Wal-Mart and the hotels ALONE generate?????  WHERE is it going?

There are very legitimate needs here - the Sheriff NEEDS more funds - but again, until people know their money is being used wisely I don't see them giving more up voluntarily.

my .02

2978
Local News / Assault on Cave Road
« on: August 15, 2007, 01:56:54 PM »
Press Release

Assault on Cave Road

Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King

Aug. 15, 2007

At approximately 0200H on 8-15-07 the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a prowler call at 16308 Cave Road in Dixon, Missouri, The information was that an unknown subject was tampering with vehicles in the front yard of the residence. The lone Deputy on duty was sent to the scene and a search of the area did not locate any suspects.

While still at the Cave Road location the Deputy was given another call that a suspect in a previous domestic incident from earlier in the night was attempting to break into a residence on Rt. Y. The Deputy left the Cave Road address and responded to Rt. Y. The suspect from the Rt. Y incident was gone when the Deputy arrived. The Deputy was still on scene talking to the victim of the Rt. Y incident at 0305H when the Sheriff’s Department received a second call from the occupant at the 16308 Cave Road address. The homeowner told the dispatcher that an unknown assailant had stabbed him on his front porch. The Deputy returned to Cave Road and found the homeowner had suffered a large knife wound to his left arm. Additional off duty Deputies and a Detective were called out to assist the first Deputy.

A search of the area did not reveal any suspects. The homeowner told deputies that he had opened the front door to let his dog out and had stepped onto the porch. When he did so a male subject dressed in black had lunged at him with a knife. The homeowner raised his left arm in a defense move and was severely cut on the arm. At the same time he pushed the assailant backwards and ran back into his home and locked the door.

At this time there are few leads in the case and the investigation will continue.

2979
Local News / Danny Wooden, Woodin's Body Shop crashes Harley.
« on: August 15, 2007, 02:57:49 AM »
http://www.mshp.dps.mo.gov/HP68/AccidentDetailsAction?ACC_RPT_NUM=A027419I

I am told he has serious injuries, several broken bones, and is in intensive care at Cox.

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County Government Opinion / Re: Dangerous Road
« on: August 14, 2007, 05:36:37 AM »
Hi Rudy, thought you never read this board? Just like your lie about being full time?

2981
Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Sneak Peek Sheriff's View
« on: August 14, 2007, 04:08:27 AM »
Spoken like a true leader.

I am open to the idea of talking about it, getting more information.  However, I can tell you that if the Sheriff's Assoc. was not in favor of it, it would never happen.  I am open to talking about it, if JB gets a green light from the association, I would like to sit down and talk.

Thanks for the idea, I am always wanting to find ways to help law enforcement in our area, I hope my record shows that.

Dave

2982
Funny stuff.

These were the    "other"     ways certain Commissioners  were going to raise a few extra pennies to help us out. So the LE tax was not needed in the face of these abundant fund raising ideas.    I still feel like that bunny with the drums that keeps on waiting and waiting and waiting and.............................................. ......


          JB



2983
Pulaski Enquirer / Re: The Back Fence
« on: August 14, 2007, 12:13:46 AM »
Sorry, is it anymore inhumane than a mouse trap it self?



This belongs on the Eeewwwwww! thread.
Tell me you didn't really do this!

2984
Pulaski Enquirer / Re: The Back Fence
« on: August 13, 2007, 06:30:02 PM »
Reminds me once how I had a mouse in a trap by its hind legs so I put it in sink, drowned it, then ran it through the garbage disposal.

2985
Local News / Re: Can anyone name these old time locals.
« on: August 13, 2007, 02:44:21 AM »
Got these pictures off Sandy Sandifer JR's MySpace.

2986
Restaurant Opinion / Re: GW Pizzeria
« on: August 13, 2007, 01:29:34 AM »
I thought they were just OK. Nothing great at all.

Decided to try the pizza here because of the good reviews.  Pizza was good, prices are not bad and they actually will deliver to my house(slight delivery charge) Will be ordering pizza from there again in the near future.

The only problem i did have(very small problem) is that the breadsticks and crust of the pizza, where they put on the garlic butter sauce, was a bit on the salty side for me. But im not a heavy salt user, so this probably is a problem for me, but it is something for the owners to look into.

on a scale of 10 i give them a 9.5  Good Job GW Pizza

2987
Funny stuff. Campaign promises?

I cannot wait to hear what the expected income is for the other methods of funding that have been proposed.
1.  What will the porn tax bring in per year?
2.   What will the Internet tax produce?
3.    Change of statute will give $50K for the Circuit Clerks budget.

       Has anyone read or been told what each of these will do? Like I said I would love to hear. By the way a .5 sales tax will produce about $1,763,000.00 per year. Should be more when Lowe's kicks into high gear.

                  JB

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My only reason for supporting Ransdall was the thought of Tim Berrier being in office was unbearable.

Please keep in mind the next election for a commissioner when Billy and Thornsberry run again. Remember I told you not to vote for Billy. However, there were some who used their influence on this board to say he was not the best choice. What are we hearing from them now? These two are already working against JB to try and get him out of office.

2989
National News / Re: Merv Griffin in Grave Condition
« on: August 12, 2007, 03:42:59 PM »
He has died.
One of the good guys,


Merv Griffin in grave condition
mydesert.com ^ | 8/10/07


Merv Griffin, the entertainment mogul, singer, talk-show host and horseman who has called La Quinta home for 20 years, is in grave condition with cancer.

“Entertainment Tonight” has reported that sources tell the Hollywood show that Griffin’s prognosis is not good. Griffin’s representatives have not returned calls to The Desert Sun to confirm or deny.

Griffin, 82, was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles in mid-July after a recurrence of the prostate cancer he battled in 1996 was found during a routine examination.

The creator of “Jeopardy!” “Wheel of Fortune” and the host of the iconic “Merv Griffin Show” talk program has kept a 250-acre ranch in La Quinta since he visited the desert with Johnny Carson in 1986 to see Jimmy Connors play tennis.

An active desert resident, he has been a supporter of the La Quinta Arts Festival and the owner of the Merv Griffin Givenchy Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, now The Parker. Most recently, he has been the developer of an upscale equine community on a section of his ranch.

In 2005, his thoroughbred Steviewonderboy, won the Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year, racing's top award for a horse. The horse's Kentucky Derby campaign was derailed by injury, despite his win at the Breeder's Cup. Griffin, earlier this year, campaigned a horse called Cobalt Blue on the Derby trail.

In February, the La Quinta Arts Foundation held its Silver Anniversary Gala saluting Merv Griffin.

In an interview at the time, Griffin said about helping found the Arts Festival: “There was a whole group at that time, wonderful women, who said, ‘Come on, let’s really do it up big.” So I lent my name and brought out as many famous people as I could. It wasn’t pretentious at all. You wandered around and bought, and there were some amazing things.”

For the latest information on Griffin’s condition, check mydesert.com


2990
Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Sneak Peek Sheriff's View
« on: August 12, 2007, 05:02:11 AM »
City of St. Robert, and the Commissioner's will fight this, but I really believe the citizens want this.

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Sneak Peek Sheriff's View
« on: August 12, 2007, 04:41:04 AM »
They know how to lobby too. I have brought this to the attention of David Day.

Exactly, this will work Rick.

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Sneak Peek Sheriff's View
« on: August 12, 2007, 04:10:35 AM »
Good idea. That way we aren't held hostage by our Commissioners anymore.

I have the solution JB, Rick and others. I have thought and thought about this problem for a long time. Here is the solution, the only one that will work. I remember, even when I was a commissioner, thinking that why do the commissioners have authority over some things. The 9-1-1 sales tax, the ambulance and many others would never have been done (after Harold York and I were thrown-out) if the commission had authority over those areas. But, thank goodness they didn't. Here is the answer, we need David Day, or some other state representative and/or senators to offer a bill that allows the sheriff of said county to place the sales tax issue on the ballot if x-amount of citizens who are registered voters in said county, to allow said language to go forth on the ballot. What made me realize this is remembering when I was first county coroner, in 1993, the sheriff at that time had good pals in the commission. They would not allow me to have a deputy coroner. Therefore, the first year or so I was in office I was literally on call my entire life, 24/7. The Missouri Coroners and Medical Examiners Association lobbied some legislators to pass a law that we (coroners) could appoint a deputy, regardless of the commissioners. We got it done by the legislation process. We need to lobby David Day and our senator to write and propose a bill allowing sheriffs to place the language on the ballot. That will work my friends. Then, it will be up to us folks...not a commission who personally disagrees.

Gary

2993
Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Sneak Peek Sheriff's View
« on: August 12, 2007, 12:33:05 AM »
The Sheriff’s View #33, Week of Aug. 13 to 17, 2007

Welcome aboard one more time for a romp through Pulaski County with the Sheriff’s Department. Well maybe I should have said a quiet stroll through the county. In any event here we are and we are ready to roll. It seems hard to believe but I must already remind all drivers that school starts throughout Pulaski County next week. Is it just me or has this year flown by very quickly?

I would like to comment on the Camden County Law Enforcement Sales Tax issue that I mentioned last week. It passed, not by a lot, but it did pass. So instead of laying off Deputies the Camden County Sheriff will be hiring Deputies and at a much higher pay scale. That means two immediate things, will I lose any Deputies to him and how many Deputies looking for a job will simply bypass our application and go straight to them? The first part of that question I will be able to answer some day and I hope that answer is none. The second part will be an unknown factor. We will never know.

The Camden County Sheriff’s Department will pick up between 12 to 14 new Deputies, which include three school resource officers, animal control officers, and one domestic violence investigator. But the best part is that the salary of the department will be adjusted to a level where they do not lose their most experienced Deputies.

And that is just a small part of the whole story. The Road and Bridge crews will also add new people, with a higher salary and they will repair or replace 150 low water road-crossing slabs throughout the County. The higher salary will apply to all county employees. It will not apply to the elected officials.

And the price is only 25 cents for every $100.00 spent in Camden County. One measly quarter per $100.00. This news is great for Camden County but for Pulaski County I must report that one of our veteran Deputies gave his notice on Thursday. It seems that he has been invited to join the Laclede County Sheriff’s Department and they are going to force him to accept $2,000.00 more each year. So one more time I get to write my infamous words, “We cannot continue to prosper as a department if we continue to lose our most experienced officers.”

Camden County is not the only County that passed an LE tax. Cole County also voted yes. And according to Greg White, the Cole County Sheriff, they voted 72.11% in favor of a new jail and Sheriff’s complex. The jail will be 180 beds plus an additional 24 beds in holding and medical cells. Greg’s staff will jump from about 50 people to about 92 people. Greg told me that one of the big deciding factors in the voter’s minds (in his opinion) was the balance of payments to other counties to house their inmates. They are projecting that Cole County will spend $220,000.00 this year to house their inmates elsewhere. Their County reserves are only $400,000.00 something. In about two years they could have been forced to lay off employees in order to make inmate board payments.

Greg ’s own opinion was that the balance of inmate payments and a general desire by the voters for increased public safety to make them feel more secure were the two main issues that led to the huge 72% yes vote.

As he explained all of this to me on the phone my feelings were very mixed when I considered the $220,000.00 projection and the way the voters reacted to this issue. After all, last year, Pulaski County paid out $379,022.50 to other counties to house our prisoners. And that my friends is a huge chunk of change to give away. And even worse we will go over budget in this year’s inmate board bill. The only question is how far over budget will we go?

In other news we recovered one stolen car near Dixon this past week. And we recovered another vehicle near Crocker that will most likely turn out to be stolen. Since this vehicle was burned to a big cinder it may be some time before we can establish the ownership.

On Saturday we responded to a death scene on Bobwhite Road near Crocker that turned out to be a murder/suicide. This topic has been in the newspapers and on TV so I will not cover any details. I would like to say that both the reserve Detective unit and our single full time Detective responded to this scene. These Deputies did a great job under very adverse circumstances. I would like to say thank you to these Detectives for their excellent work.

We had law day in Circuit Court on the 8th and we had to move close to 20 inmates to other jails to make room for the 20 inmates housed elsewhere that we needed here for law day. Mass confusion as we moved these folks around. Each inmate must be “booked out” of the jail they were in and then booked into their new hotel. This adds up to a lot of work for the jail staff at Pulaski, Miller, and Phelps County. Since the law day action did not conclude we are going to get to do the same thing again on the 13th and 14th as we try to finish up the docket.

It would be much simpler to be able to call down to our very own, much larger jail and have every inmate on our jail roster waiting for court action at the drop of a hat. Instead we drive a round trip of between 60 to 90 miles just to be able to produce the inmate for a five-minute hearing. And then if the inmate cannot be held here we drive another 60 to 90 miles round trip to return them to their previous hotel. And both jail staffs book and rebook the inmate again. And even worse we pay someone else $35.00 per day per inmate so that we can have the privilege of making all of these round trips to pick up the inmates. My own take on this jail situation is very simple, what a waste of time, salary hours and gas money.

The lack of our own jail can result in some serious expense. For example we have an inmate serving a one-year sentence for a DWI conviction. Since he is not going anywhere for the next year we have him at the Phelps County Jail to avoid transportation issues. At $35.00 per day that adds up to $12,775.00 for the year for one single misdemeanor case. If we had our own larger jail and we could keep him here the cost would be much less. Even better the money we are now spending would go to pay the wage of a local person who worked in our jail or to pay off the jail. Sooner or later we would pay the jail off and we would now own a new jail. Instead we pay off the new jail for Miller and Phelps County. There is an upside to this, the Sheriff’s of both Miller and Phelps Counties are very nice to me all the time and they constantly ask for more of our inmates.

But I am wasting ink on this topic. We are not going to get a new jail. Right now the big issue is the survival of the department. Our future depends on a law enforcement sales tax or other very substantial boost in the amount of money available to us to continue our mission, provide adequate numbers of employees, provide necessary equipment and to hang on to experienced employees. Without this influx of additional money the train will jump the tracks some day soon and the repair cost will be tremendous.

OK, I am off of my soapbox for today. Our case number count stands at 5,297 and I am also way over on words for this column. Please drive careful and please stay legal. The jail lights are on.

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Haven't heard anymore, I do think Panera is usually a free standing building.


Has anyone heard anything else about Panera Bread? Or if they are going to open here anymore or even if anything is going to open in that mini mall... They still have some room up there...

2995
Local News / Re: SOTO Club Murders
« on: August 11, 2007, 04:44:36 PM »
http://www.pulaskicountyweb.com/soto/dino.htm

New photo of Dino courtesy of msheek.

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Restaurant Opinion / Re: Chopstix
« on: August 11, 2007, 01:48:41 AM »
I love it and if any of you think they are so bad, can you then explain to me why they are the busiest oriental restaurant in town? By the way they are now our site sponsor, and that has no bearing on my opinion of them. I honestly like their place a lot.

2997
Local News / Re: Man in St Robert putting HIV Blood in ketchup
« on: August 10, 2007, 07:14:30 PM »
HIV Tainted Ketchup. LOL



Of what? Steak Sauce?

2998
Local News / Re: From the daily guide website. Camden County Sales tax.
« on: August 10, 2007, 07:06:19 PM »
If the Commissioners think that people on my website are the only ones who support the County Law Enforcement Sales Tax, they are mistaken, just look at the comments on the Daily Guides page. When do they figure out it is popular, and realize they will lose the next election? The only way any of the current commissioners could win is if Tim Berrier is the only one running against them.


Camden voters pass tax for sheriff, county roads

Published: Thursday, August 9, 2007 5:00 PM
 
 
Joyce L. Miller

Camden Lake Sun

CAMDENTON — Putting party politics aside may have been the catalyst for determining the fate of the one-half-cent sales tax increase that passed by a majority vote Tuesday night.

 
The sales tax issue passed by a 53 percent majority with 2,398 votes in favor and 2,123 votes opposed. Opposition to the sales tax accounted for 46.96 percent of the 4,521 ballots cast.

Voter turnout was higher than predicted with slightly more than 16 percent of the 28,000 registered voters in the county casting a ballot. Voter turnout was expected to run about 10 percent.

A last-minute push by the Citizens for Camden County and the central committees may have helped increase voter participation.

 
 
County officials credit the unprecedented bi-partisan endorsement of the Republican and Democratic central committees as playing a crucial role in garnering widespread support for the issue.

“They put party politics aside and focused on what was in the best interests of Camden County,” said Presiding Commissioner Carolyn Loraine. “We didn’t do this. They did. The citizens’ committee really got out behind the issue and worked very hard.”

Camden County Sheriff John Page agreed. He also feels the ballot language this time around was easier to understand. That worked against the sales tax issue the first time it came before voters in April of this year when it was overwhelmingly defeated, he said.

 
 
“We appreciate the support of the voters and they can be assured that the sheriff’s department will put this to good use improving law enforcement services in Camden County,” he said. “We can’t say enough about the work and effort of the citizens’ committee and the support we received from the central committees of the Republican and Democratic parties.”

The majority of the funds from the sales tax will go to the Camden County Sheriff’s Department for pay raises, 12 new slots for deputies and two civilian positions.

“We will have a pay plan ready to go by September to be included in the budget process that will be based on longevity and merit,” Page said.

 
 
The Camden County Road and Bridge Department will also receive a substantial share of the sales tax money.

The remaining funds are earmarked for a competitive pay plan for county employees.

The sales tax issue ran strong among voters in Sunrise Beach and Horseshoe Bend areas. Mixed results came out of Osage Beach and Camdenton.

 
 
Voters in the more rural outlying areas were generally opposed to the sales tax increase.

The tax will generate an estimated $4 million a year. Half of that will replace the one-quarter cent of the Law Enforcement Sales Tax set to roll back in October.

The county currently collects about $4 million a year in the general revenue sales tax fund and another $4 million for the LEST fund.

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 



Comments
Comments are limited to 200 words or less.

mel wrote on Aug 10, 2007 8:48 AM:

" Agree, voter's let the County Commissioner's know that you want the LE tax on the ballet. Then we will see just how important the police are to the voter's of this County. "



Not only that wrote on Aug 9, 2007 8:01 PM:

" Not only law enforcement but Road and Bridge and ALL county employees benefitted. Wow....it is nice to see at least 1 county has commissioners that have foresight. I am with the other person....let's let the commissioners know! "



Earth to Pulaski Commissioners wrote on Aug 9, 2007 5:56 PM:

" EARTH TO PULASKI COUNTY COMMISSIONERS!! I WILL YELL SO YOU CAN HEAR! LOOK....A SALES TAX TO HELP EVERYONE! IT ADDS 12 DEPUTIES. WHAT WOULD OUR COUNTY DO WITH 12 MORE COPS? MAYBE HELP THE EXPLODING DRUG PROBLEMS......OR THE GANGS THAT ARE COMING IN?? YES FOLKS THERE IS GANG ACTIVITY IN THE COUNTY. LOOK AROUND AND YOU WILL SEE THEIR TAGS. DO I NEED TO SAY MORE??? COME ON FELLOW PULASKI COUNTY CITIZENS....HELP PUT THE PRESSURE ON OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS TO DO THE RIGHT THING BEFORE THIS PLACE IS AS DANGEROUS AS ST LOUIS BECAUSE WE ARE WELL ON THE WAY BELIEVE IT OR NOT!! "


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Local News / From the daily guide website. Camden County Sales tax.
« on: August 10, 2007, 07:04:37 PM »
Camden voters pass tax for sheriff, county roads

Published: Thursday, August 9, 2007 5:00 PM
 
 
Joyce L. Miller

Camden Lake Sun

CAMDENTON — Putting party politics aside may have been the catalyst for determining the fate of the one-half-cent sales tax increase that passed by a majority vote Tuesday night.

 
The sales tax issue passed by a 53 percent majority with 2,398 votes in favor and 2,123 votes opposed. Opposition to the sales tax accounted for 46.96 percent of the 4,521 ballots cast.

Voter turnout was higher than predicted with slightly more than 16 percent of the 28,000 registered voters in the county casting a ballot. Voter turnout was expected to run about 10 percent.

A last-minute push by the Citizens for Camden County and the central committees may have helped increase voter participation.

 
 
County officials credit the unprecedented bi-partisan endorsement of the Republican and Democratic central committees as playing a crucial role in garnering widespread support for the issue.

“They put party politics aside and focused on what was in the best interests of Camden County,” said Presiding Commissioner Carolyn Loraine. “We didn’t do this. They did. The citizens’ committee really got out behind the issue and worked very hard.”

Camden County Sheriff John Page agreed. He also feels the ballot language this time around was easier to understand. That worked against the sales tax issue the first time it came before voters in April of this year when it was overwhelmingly defeated, he said.

 
 
“We appreciate the support of the voters and they can be assured that the sheriff’s department will put this to good use improving law enforcement services in Camden County,” he said. “We can’t say enough about the work and effort of the citizens’ committee and the support we received from the central committees of the Republican and Democratic parties.”

The majority of the funds from the sales tax will go to the Camden County Sheriff’s Department for pay raises, 12 new slots for deputies and two civilian positions.

“We will have a pay plan ready to go by September to be included in the budget process that will be based on longevity and merit,” Page said.

 
 
The Camden County Road and Bridge Department will also receive a substantial share of the sales tax money.

The remaining funds are earmarked for a competitive pay plan for county employees.

The sales tax issue ran strong among voters in Sunrise Beach and Horseshoe Bend areas. Mixed results came out of Osage Beach and Camdenton.

 
 
Voters in the more rural outlying areas were generally opposed to the sales tax increase.

The tax will generate an estimated $4 million a year. Half of that will replace the one-quarter cent of the Law Enforcement Sales Tax set to roll back in October.

The county currently collects about $4 million a year in the general revenue sales tax fund and another $4 million for the LEST fund.

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 



Comments
Comments are limited to 200 words or less.

mel wrote on Aug 10, 2007 8:48 AM:

" Agree, voter's let the County Commissioner's know that you want the LE tax on the ballet. Then we will see just how important the police are to the voter's of this County. "



Not only that wrote on Aug 9, 2007 8:01 PM:

" Not only law enforcement but Road and Bridge and ALL county employees benefitted. Wow....it is nice to see at least 1 county has commissioners that have foresight. I am with the other person....let's let the commissioners know! "



Earth to Pulaski Commissioners wrote on Aug 9, 2007 5:56 PM:

" EARTH TO PULASKI COUNTY COMMISSIONERS!! I WILL YELL SO YOU CAN HEAR! LOOK....A SALES TAX TO HELP EVERYONE! IT ADDS 12 DEPUTIES. WHAT WOULD OUR COUNTY DO WITH 12 MORE COPS? MAYBE HELP THE EXPLODING DRUG PROBLEMS......OR THE GANGS THAT ARE COMING IN?? YES FOLKS THERE IS GANG ACTIVITY IN THE COUNTY. LOOK AROUND AND YOU WILL SEE THEIR TAGS. DO I NEED TO SAY MORE??? COME ON FELLOW PULASKI COUNTY CITIZENS....HELP PUT THE PRESSURE ON OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS TO DO THE RIGHT THING BEFORE THIS PLACE IS AS DANGEROUS AS ST LOUIS BECAUSE WE ARE WELL ON THE WAY BELIEVE IT OR NOT!! "

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Local News / Re: Can anyone name these old time locals.
« on: August 10, 2007, 03:51:35 PM »
If anyone has old time local pictures, I'd sure like to have them. I will even scan them for you, and send you copies. Not family pictures, I am looking for historical type pictures.


The one on the right in both pictures is Waynesville's Marshall Sandifer.