News Release 12/17

December 6, 2017

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Candidate Filing Open for Marceline 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 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 cent for Transportation purposes for the period of October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2023.    The current 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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Media contact information:

Richard Hoon

City Manager

Phone:  (660) 376-3528  Email:   richard.hoon@marcelinemo.us