Carl Junction: “Yes” to school prop, “no” to use tax

Carl Junction Reintroduces A Use Tax

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. – Residents in Carl Junction decide on a tax levy for school improvements and a local use tax.

Carl Junction School Prop

Today’s Carl Junction school issue required four-sevenths approval. Voters approved the $7 million plan for safety improvements and building repairs for such things as roofs, windows and H-Vac improvements.

“Shall the Board of Education of the Carl Junction R-I School District, Missouri, without an estimated increase in the current debt service property tax levy, borrow money in the amount of Seven Million Dollars ($7,000,000) for the purpose of providing funds to implement safety and security improvements district-wide; to repair or replace roofs, windows, and lighting; to upgrade heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; to prepay existing lease obligations; to the extent funds are available, complete other repairs and improvements to the existing facilities of the District; and issue general obligation bonds for the payment thereof? If this proposition is approved, the adjusted debt service levy of the School District is estimated to remain unchanged at $0.9842 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation of real and personal property.”


Shall district to borrow $7 million for school improvements tax levy to remain unchanged?

  • Yes Winner 75.1%
  • No   24.9%
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City of Carl Junction Prop 1

The City of Carl Junction, Missouri reintroduced a use tax on the April ballot. Voters once again rejected Prop 1, a use tax on some out-of-state purchases, equal to the current local sales tax. It would have applied when annual purchases exceed $2,000.

(Previous article: Carl Junction to reintroduce use tax on April ballot)

“Shall the City of Carl Junction, Missouri, impose a local use tax at the same rate as the total local sales tax rate, currently three percent (3%), provided that if the local sales tax rate is reduced or raised by voter approval, the local use tax rate shall also be reduced or raised by the same action? A use tax return shall not be required to be filed by persons whose purchases from out-of-state vendors do not in total exceed two thousand dollars in any calendar year.”


Shall city impose local use tax at same rate as the total local sales tax rate of 3%?

  • No Winner 61.3%
  • Yes   38.7%
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