It's that time of year again - Candidate filing for the Marceline City Council.
The General Election will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Two (2)
Councilpersons will be elected at large to serve three (3) year terms.
Currently, those seats are held by Councilman Tyson Brammer and Councilwoman
Sallie Buck. 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 opens at 8:00 am, Tuesday, December 12th and will close at 5:00
pm on Tuesday, January 16th. Those wishing to file can do so in person
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 22th-27th, January 1st, and weekends
during the filing period. If the City Clerk is out of the office the City
Manager will accept the forms on behalf of the City Clerk. Candidates are
required to file an affidavit with the Department of Revenue regarding payment
of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, municipal 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 115.306. 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 Transportation
Sales Tax ballot item for the City in which voters will decide on whether to
continue to impose a sales tax of ½ cent for Transportation purposes for the
period of October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2023. The current ½
cent Transportation Sales Tax has a 5 year sunset and is set to expire on
September 30, 2018, unless the registered voters of Marceline vote to approve it
again on the April 3, 2018 ballot for another five (5) years. This sales
tax is used to assist the City maintain and repair streets, funding the more
costly projects, and a portion of it may now be used toward sidewalks as well.
Individuals wishing to be register to vote for the upcoming election in April
can do so by filing with their County Clerk by March 7, 2018.
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