Sullivan residents to see big tax hike
Sullivan residents of Crawford County will see an increase in the tax on their utilities beginning with their April billing, just like all other residents of the county. County commissioners approved the quarter-cent increase in December of last year for E-911, and the city of Sullivan received notification from the Missouri Department of Revenue that the utility tax should be collected in April. However, in looking into the tax, it was discovered that Sullivan had not been collecting the existing half-cent domestic utilities tax for the Crawford County Capital Improvement Tax. As a result, city of Sullivan residents will now see an increase of three-quarters of a cent in their utility tax.
Senior tax board calls in Golden Echoes to answer question
Unanswered questions from a February meeting led a Crawford County Senior Citizens Services Fund Board member to write a letter asking that they be addressed. At Monday’s board meeting, the issue was addressed, and resolved, in spite of some differences of opinion among the members.
Meramec River shooting trial still set for this month
The trial of a Cuba man who was arrested for allegedly killing a man along the Meramec River in a dispute of land-use rights will proceed later this month, despite a notification to the contrary being sent out to parties following the case.
Commissioners discuss possible road closure
Crawford County commissioners heard arguments against closing a local roadway at their meeting on April 29 after landowners along the thoroughfare petitioned for its closure. Property owners have asked to close a section of Meramec Farms Road, but two different entities had concerns with that request.
Voter registration coming to county high schools
Crawford County Clerk Mardy Leathers (far right) and Elections Management Clerk DeDee Hamilton held a voter registration drive at Steelville High School on Thursday, April 24. Ten SHS students registered during the hour and a half long time frame the two were at the school during lunch periods. This drive is the first in a series of these planned throughout the county in an effort to encourage citizens to exercise their right to vote.
Three charged after meth lab found on Bird's Nest Road
Three young adults have been charged in connection with a meth lab allegedly discovered by law enforcement on Bird's Nest Road on April 9.