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.”

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.”