Pemiscot Counties 2 New Tax Praposal for April

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Todd S

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Jan 4, 2014
 

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Well I hear that Pemiscot County is requesting 2 new taxes on the ballot to run the sheriffs office dispatch jail and 911, is this really to help give a raise of to cover new positions?

Seems that this county can't run or doesn't have people in place that know how to manage money.

First the jail cost a lot more what it was supposed to and offices were build inside that weren't proposed in the beginning. Now "We Need More Money" when will it end?

So, now fear is going to be used that if the county doesn't get the money they may have to close the jail or pass the expense onto the cities using the jail.

WOE! wait a minute the tax payers had to pay to build the jail and pay taxes to the city the reside in, then those cities have to pay to use the jail. It's a never ending cycle.

Of course all the tax payer have the final say but I say NO on the taxes if the jail closes then it would/will have closed anyway when the new tax increase is no longer enough.

Besides with the county hospital contracting ambulance service out to Med.1 is this going to be a good decision that will save the county money that could go to the Jail? OR Is it another bad decision by those requesting money that will cost the tax payers more?

There are companies that contract the running of jails too to take the burden away from trying to figure out how a jail is ran.
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Farmington, MO

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Jan 4, 2014
 
This is all a mess. The cities just got charged more for jails and dispatch, the hospital is still being run into the ground and we have NO leadership ANYWHERE!
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Caruthersville, MO

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Jan 5, 2014
 

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I say no more taxes
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Caruthersville, MO

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Jan 5, 2014
 
The county needs to make the ones that are out of jail to pay their fines or have them do the cleaning in all county offices instead of paying someone. All the ones that owe money are not bad people. Im sure they could do dome cut backs just like all other businesses have done to keep there doors open
Jeebus

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Jan 5, 2014
 
The deputies and sheriff make less than there city counter parts. They transferred a deputy from patrol to doing the handy work around the county buildings. Your gonna go from paying 7 percent to 8 percent. You mean to tell me that one penny out of every dollar you spend will go to better roads and to keeping the 911 call center going that it is too much. So when it doesn't pass and they lay off deputies and get rid of 911 and all the roads are shot. Then you have no reason to complain especially when u go to call in an intruder or a break in and you get a busy signal. Honestly if you can't afford a one penny tax for every dollar u spend then don't spend the dollar if you don't spend it then they can't tax it. If u spent ten thousand dollars in this county it will only cost u a hundred bucks. If you can't afford it then move to new Madrid they have almost a ten percent tax. Basically if your that broke then realistically you cant afford to pay for the gas to drive up to the voting station can you.
Todd S

Dexter, MO

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No doubt you have a financial interest in the new tax.

Deputies don't earn what they are getting, Now if you want to pay Hayti Police more that's different they are doing most of the work for the county anyway. Say what you want in a reply the truth doesn't change and the voters know it.

They didn't take care of the roads or anything else for that matter from the beginning just the same promise to do better.

Perhaps someone's crying because they didn't get a new vehicle too?
Sell some of the useless items the county has?
Jeebus wrote:
The deputies and sheriff make less than there city counter parts. They transferred a deputy from patrol to doing the handy work around the county buildings. Your gonna go from paying 7 percent to 8 percent. You mean to tell me that one penny out of every dollar you spend will go to better roads and to keeping the 911 call center going that it is too much. So when it doesn't pass and they lay off deputies and get rid of 911 and all the roads are shot. Then you have no reason to complain especially when u go to call in an intruder or a break in and you get a busy signal. Honestly if you can't afford a one penny tax for every dollar u spend then don't spend the dollar if you don't spend it then they can't tax it. If u spent ten thousand dollars in this county it will only cost u a hundred bucks. If you can't afford it then move to new Madrid they have almost a ten percent tax. Basically if your that broke then realistically you cant afford to pay for the gas to drive up to the voting station can you.
Jebus

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Jan 5, 2014
 
I suggest you come to the meeting and tell everyone you want them to lose there jobs and not be able to feed there family. Cause the ones who will get laid off is the ditch diggers. And if the get laid off they get on unemployment and guess what the county still has to pay them yet they don't get the benefit of them digging ditches and clearing roads. Then if they get on the gov doll. Guess what tax payers still paying for it. No of you would rather see them sit at home and draw a check then by all means vote no. But please come to the meeting and tell the county officials you want them to fire people so u can save a penny. I'd be willing to bet they would get a big laugh at you just like I have here.
Todd S

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No different than the hospital employees and EMS that have or will loose their jobs. These folks jobs were/are important too. Not to mention these people are health care workers that we need just as bad if not more than law enforcement. Why not help hospital employees and EMS and their families? Its truly not about saving a penny its about managing the pennies that turn into dollars.
I would rather pay a worker knowing they are sitting on their rump than be told my money is being mismanaged and "I need more".

If it's so little then it won't be enough anyway.
Jebus wrote:
I suggest you come to the meeting and tell everyone you want them to lose there jobs and not be able to feed there family. Cause the ones who will get laid off is the ditch diggers. And if the get laid off they get on unemployment and guess what the county still has to pay them yet they don't get the benefit of them digging ditches and clearing roads. Then if they get on the gov doll. Guess what tax payers still paying for it. No of you would rather see them sit at home and draw a check then by all means vote no. But please come to the meeting and tell the county officials you want them to fire people so u can save a penny. I'd be willing to bet they would get a big laugh at you just like I have here.
Jeebus

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Jan 5, 2014
 
So I will see u at the next meeting
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Caruthersville, MO

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Jan 5, 2014
 
hell we pay enough as it is anybody that would vote to pay more needs their head checked
bill

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Jan 5, 2014
 
lets go back buying 25000 cars for the deputies not 50000 suv they have more money. hell no new taxs.
mary

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Jeebus wrote:
The deputies and sheriff make less than there city counter parts. They transferred a deputy from patrol to doing the handy work around the county buildings. Your gonna go from paying 7 percent to 8 percent. You mean to tell me that one penny out of every dollar you spend will go to better roads and to keeping the 911 call center going that it is too much. So when it doesn't pass and they lay off deputies and get rid of 911 and all the roads are shot. Then you have no reason to complain especially when u go to call in an intruder or a break in and you get a busy signal. Honestly if you can't afford a one penny tax for every dollar u spend then don't spend the dollar if you don't spend it then they can't tax it. If u spent ten thousand dollars in this county it will only cost u a hundred bucks. If you can't afford it then move to new Madrid they have almost a ten percent tax. Basically if your that broke then realistically you cant afford to pay for the gas to drive up to the voting station can you.
we pay a special e911 tax, we pay road and bridge taxs . wheres it all going. no new taxs.
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Caruthersville, MO

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Jan 5, 2014
 
bill wrote:
lets go back buying 25000 cars for the deputies not 50000 suv they have more money. hell no new taxs.
Why don't you call the clerk and ask her how many of your tax dollars were used to purchase the patrol vehicles. You may get a big surprise.
Xxx

Caruthersville, MO

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mary wrote:
<quoted text> we pay a special e911 tax, we pay road and bridge taxs . wheres it all going. no new taxs.
I can't speak for the road and bridge tax, however the e911 tax has never even covered the line charges from the phone companies and the equipment.. Even if you paid a 911 tax on the cell phones it more than likely would not break even.
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Caruthersville, MO

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Jan 5, 2014
 
If the officers (city and county) would turn off their cars when they go into restaurants or any other office they could save thousands a year. I have seen an officer go in wal mart and leave car running for over 10min. He doesnt have to pay for the gas so he doesn't care. There are several other things they could cut back on to save monies instead if taxes. I have nothing against the tax if the county officials would make changed in the departments
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Jan 6, 2014
 

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I sure none of you go to Dyersburg, Blytheville, Kennett, or Cape

and spend your money paying a lot more sales tax. We are the

cheapest around. Of course nothing the city or county buys

(fuel, ins., equip) has gone up.
Pemiscot Taxpayer

Farmington, MO

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Jan 7, 2014
 
Well all those city have a lot more population and business and things to offer then here so what does that have to do with the extra taxes for the Sheriff Department . Jail and E911 that can not be fix so it would have to have a whole new system. Second they get three dollar from every ticket that wrote in the county now by state law. There more deputies that work special assignment and few on the road patrolling. Why don't they work traffic they have radar units like other city do. Then the City of Hayti works all the county all the time and do they get paid for it guess they are commission deputies too. The city pau for the use of dispatch and the jail which was build with tax payer money then have continue to pay for it more.
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Farmington, MO

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Jan 7, 2014
 
My vote is no. Taxes on health insurance, the a a, extra payroll! Stand up and say no more!
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Jan 8, 2014
 
no more taxs have the deputies keep the 4x4 suvs at the sheriff dep. save all the gas going to and from home, we have to pay for our gas going to and from work. or cut back on deputies any time you go to hayti you see two siting at the truck stops. NO NEW TAXS
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Caruthersville, MO

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Jan 9, 2014
 
we don't need any more taxes. we are over taxed as it is. vote no on the tax bill.

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