time of year again - Candidate filing for the Marceline City Council. The
General Election will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Two (2)
Councilpersons will be elected at large to serve three (3) year terms.
Currently, those seats are held by Councilman Jeri Holt and Councilman Josh
Shoemaker. Councilman Shoemaker is currently serving as the Mayor, while
Councilman Jeri Holt is serving as Mayor Pro-Tem. 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.
filing opens on Tuesday, December 15th and will close at 5:00 pm on Tuesday,
January 19th. 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 24th-25th, January 1st, weekends and after
10:30 am on December 17th and 23rd. 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.
addition to the Council Election, qualified voters will see a $1 million dollar
bond issue for the pool project on the ballot. This is to fund the
replacement of the City's current fifty-nine year old pool with a new pool to
serve our community in the years to come. This is part-two of the
financing plan for the pool project. Part one of the pool project
financing, a 1/2 cent sales tax, was approved by the voters on November 3, 2015.
This tax will go into effect if the bond issue passes.
Individuals wishing to be register to vote for the upcoming election in April
can do so by filing with their County Clerk by March 9, 2016.
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