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File #: 19965    Version: 0 Name: Intent to reverse voluntary reductions in tax rates
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/20/2018 In control: Legislature As A Whole
On agenda: 8/20/2018 Final action: 9/5/2018
Title: A RESOLUTION expressing the intent of the Legislature that Jackson County reverse all prior voluntary reductions of property tax rates.
Sponsors: Scott Burnett
Attachments: 1. 19965adopt.pdf
Related files: 5152
IN THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI

Title
A RESOLUTION expressing the intent of the Legislature that Jackson County reverse all prior voluntary reductions of property tax rates.
Intro
RESOLUTION NO. 19965, August 20, 2018
INTRODUCED BY Scott Burnett, County Legislator

Body
WHEREAS, pursuant to section 137.073.5(3), RSMo, the County has previously levied tax rates lower than applicable tax rate ceilings, an action sometimes referred to as a voluntary reduction of property tax rates; and,

WHEREAS, in a non-reassessment year such as 2018, pursuant to section 137.073.5(3), RSMo, the County may increase such reduced rates to levels not exceeding the applicable tax rate ceilings, an action sometimes referred to as a reversal of the voluntary reduction of property tax rates; and,

WHEREAS, there is a projected need for substantial additional revenue for funding of many essential County functions in 2018 and in the future; now therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED by the County Legislature of Jackson County, Missouri, that it is the intent of the Legislature, that in 2018, the County reverse all prior voluntary reductions of property tax rates for the General Fund, Health Fund, Park Fund, and Special Road and Bridge Fund, as provided under and in accordance with section 137.073.5(3), RSMo, and, by separate ordinance, set its 2018 property tax rates consistent with that reversal, all for the purpose of providing additional revenue for the funding of many essential County functions; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the Legislature be and hereby is directed to promptly deliver a copy of this Resolution, as adopted and executed, to the Missouri State Auditor's office, prior to adoption of the separate ordinance setting the County's 2018 property tax rates, as contemplated in section 137.073.5(4), RSMo.


















Enacted and Approved
Effective Date: This Resolution shall be effective immediately upon its passage by a majority of the L...

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