News Release 12/14

December 17, 2014

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Candidate Filing Period Open for City Council


Marceline, MO – It's that time of year again - Candidate filing for the Marceline City Council.  The General Election will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. 


This year, two (2) Councilpersons will be elected at large to serve three (3) year terms.  Currently, those seats are held by Councilman Mark Hatfield and Councilman Jacob Gordon.  Councilman Gordon is currently serving as our Mayor.  Members of the Marceline City Council serve their community by setting policies for the City of Marceline, approving the operating budget each fiscal year, and ensuring the best interests of the City as whole are met.  City of Marceline residents who desire to be a part of Marceline's bright future are encouraged to file as a candidate for the City Council.


Candidate filing opened on Tuesday, December 16th and will close at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 20th.  Those wishing to file can do so with the City Clerk at Marceline City Hall between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm between those dates, except for December 24th-26th, January 1st & 2nd, and weekends.  With the state legislative changes to election laws, Candidates are now required to file an affidavit with the Department of Revenue regarding payment of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, real property taxes on place of residence, as stated on the declaration of candidacy, or if the person is a past or present corporate officer of any fee office that owes any taxes to the state per RSMo 115.342.  This is in addition to the "Declaration of Candidacy" form and Personal Financial Disclosure form (if required).  Those filing are to be a resident of the City of Marceline for at least one year at the time of the election and a registered voter.      


In addition to the Council Election, qualified voters will see a bond issue for a pool project on the ballot.  This is to fund the replacement of the City's current fifty-eight year old pool with a new pool to serve our community in the years to come.  The proposed ballot language will be as follows:


                “Shall the City of Marceline issue General Obligation Bonds in the amount of $2,068,453.00 dollars

                 for the purpose of the pool project and to a levy tax therefor?”


Individuals wishing to be register to vote for the upcoming election in April can do so by filing with their County Clerk by March 11, 2015.


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Media contact information:

Lindsay Krumpelman

City Clerk

Phone:  (660) 376-3528  Email: