Phelps County News
Captain James W. Remillard, commanding officer of Troop I, would like to invite the public to take part in the “Red Cross, Troop I Michael E. Webster Memorial Blood Drive” on Friday, October 3, 2014. The blood drive will be held at the Troop I Headquarters located at 1301 Nagogami Road West, Rolla, Missouri. The drive will begin at noon and conclude at 4 pm. All presenting donors are reminded to please have a photo ID present. Those who participate will also receive a complimentary gift bag.
Sales tax revenue declines in September
During the week of September 11, Phelps County commissioners:
• Approved a contract for the Maternal Child Health Services for the Health Department.
• Heard from Treasurer Carol Green, who reported that sales tax funds received in September 2014 were down 4.36 percent under September 2013. Year-to-date receipts are up 5.70 percent over the same period in 2013.
Phelps County Clerk Carol Bennett has announced that the county’s optical scan voting equipment will be testing on Monday, September 22.
Commission approves tax levies
During the week of September 4, Phelps County commissioners:
• Held a public hearing for the adoption of the 2014 tax levies for the County Revenue and Road and Bridge Funds. Commissioners approved County Revenue Levy at $0.1537 per $100 of assessed valuation and the Road and Bridge Levy at $0.0940 per $100 of assessed valuation.
The United Way will be holding its third annual United Way Day of Caring on Friday, Sept. 12. The event is a day centered on helping local, non-profit organizations complete short-term projects.