Pocahontas voters approve tax plan to...

Pocahontas voters approve tax plan to fund water park

There are 47 comments on the KAIT-TV Jonesboro story from Jun 12, 2013, titled Pocahontas voters approve tax plan to fund water park. In it, KAIT-TV Jonesboro reports that:

A rough draft of the proposed water park POCAHONTAS, AR - Both half-cent sales tax proposals on the hotly contested issue HAVE passed.

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real bad azz

Bexar, AR

#21 Jun 15, 2013
Stupid post wrote:
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Does typing BS like this make you feel like a bad a**? You cannot overturn this election. If I am wrong, prove it.
careful what you wish for. heard some folks are funded and working on an initiative and another vote. collecting a few hundred signatures will be easy. stay tuned.
city council doesn't control this town when folks get organized. look at the ambulance vote totals. council can't build the pool with an ordinance like they did the ambulance franchise.
well

Bexar, AR

#22 Jun 15, 2013
That is right Jack wrote:
Sad to tell you that Walnut Ridge is looking into a 1 % sale tax and Corning on a 1% with Hardy 1% maybe a food tax added for a water park. They are taking it to the voters in Oct. Jonesboro is doing a study on a 1/4% tax. Jonesboro tax base is at 12.2%. Wow! That to me is high!
those towns will probably build something adequate instead of outlandish. so much for drawing neighboring townfolk here.
Jonesboro/Craighead county could probably build 3 or 4 nicer water parks, a couple different enclosed olympic racing pools, a mile long lazy river and some super slides with a penny tax for a year or 2.
funded bono lake very quickly.
You are so slow

Foley, AL

#23 Jun 15, 2013
You can't do an initiative on a public vote. Check the law.
real bad azz wrote:
<quoted text>careful what you wish for. heard some folks are funded and working on an initiative and another vote. collecting a few hundred signatures will be easy. stay tuned.
city council doesn't control this town when folks get organized. look at the ambulance vote totals. council can't build the pool with an ordinance like they did the ambulance franchise.
but

Bexar, AR

#24 Jun 15, 2013
You are so slow wrote:
You can't do an initiative on a public vote. Check the law.
<quoted text>
according to which lawyer? lawyers and laws get beat all the time. where there's a will there's a way.

votes get cast aside and rewritten all the time. see Pocahontas city council.

change the wording a little and bring it on as an initiative. tie that sucker up for a few years. bonding company will run away fast and furious.
then see if the 70 person swim team appreciates a fixed outdoor pool vs nothing.
You are so slow

Foley, AL

#25 Jun 15, 2013
Yeah yeah yeah. Keep talking out your ass because that is all your doing. You think other people havent been mad when a tax vote passes? Show some examples when a tax like this has been stopped by similar cheap tactics. they havent been because state law is in place to protect the majority from annoying pests like you. Please remember how wrong you were a year from now when I am taking a dip in the new pool!!!!!
but wrote:
<quoted text>according to which lawyer? lawyers and laws get beat all the time. where there's a will there's a way.
votes get cast aside and rewritten all the time. see Pocahontas city council.
change the wording a little and bring it on as an initiative. tie that sucker up for a few years. bonding company will run away fast and furious.
then see if the 70 person swim team appreciates a fixed outdoor pool vs nothing.
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#26 Jun 16, 2013
I don't know what to think yet. Let's hope it brings in the revenue the town is hurting for. If it doesn't, we've just bought a truckload of pain. I want to stay hopeful, but this town doesn't know how to use money when they've got it. It's a corrupt town owned by the rich and their ways of bleeding and starving the system so the little people so they can stay the kings and queens who everyone looks up to. If you see a person you know is rich, don't say a single word more than you have to. don't even look at them. They need to know we're just as human with needs, so treating them coldly is the only way they'll get it.
but

Bexar, AR

#27 Jun 16, 2013
You are so slow wrote:
You can't do an initiative on a public vote. Check the law.
<quoted text>
link?

folks can do an iniative and call a special election
You are so slow

Foley, AL

#28 Jun 16, 2013
There is no link to disprove a negative. No where in the state constitution allows for a "re-do" just because you don't like the outcome of am election! What would be the point. Where is your link proving this can be done?! It doesn't exist. Once a vote is certified that is final.
but wrote:
<quoted text>link?
folks can do an iniative and call a special election
initiative is legal

Bexar, AR

#29 Jun 16, 2013
You are so slow wrote:
There is no link to disprove a negative. No where in the state constitution allows for a "re-do" just because you don't like the outcome of am election! What would be the point. Where is your link proving this can be done?! It doesn't exist. Once a vote is certified that is final.
<quoted text>
not redo on same project and same funding. initiative for something different.

we just passed a referendum last fall.
referendums and initiatives are allowed for in state law.
an initiative could be done to void the general tax votes and replace it with a 3 cent hamburger tax for repairs to the big pool and replacing the small pool with a cheaper project similar to the 1.5 mil proposed outdoor part of the current project.

what's the council gonna do if the bids come in at 10 million? cut some stuff promised to the people like they did the walkway for seniors that was promised before?
Guest

Odessa, TX

#30 Jun 16, 2013
initiative is legal wrote:
<quoted text>not redo on same project and same funding. initiative for something different.
we just passed a referendum last fall.
referendums and initiatives are allowed for in state law.
an initiative could be done to void the general tax votes and replace it with a 3 cent hamburger tax for repairs to the big pool and replacing the small pool with a cheaper project similar to the 1.5 mil proposed outdoor part of the current project.
what's the council gonna do if the bids come in at 10 million? cut some stuff promised to the people like they did the walkway for seniors that was promised before?
This is a great idea. People outside the city limits are not very happy about this.
You are so slow

Foley, AL

#31 Jun 16, 2013
Can't undo a tax used to secure bonds even through voter initiative. Plenty of case law on this.

Big pool is unrepairable. See health department report citing STRUCTURAL DEFICIENCIES.
initiative is legal wrote:
<quoted text>not redo on same project and same funding. initiative for something different.
we just passed a referendum last fall.
referendums and initiatives are allowed for in state law.
an initiative could be done to void the general tax votes and replace it with a 3 cent hamburger tax for repairs to the big pool and replacing the small pool with a cheaper project similar to the 1.5 mil proposed outdoor part of the current project.
what's the council gonna do if the bids come in at 10 million? cut some stuff promised to the people like they did the walkway for seniors that was promised before?
you are slower

Gore Springs, MS

#32 Jun 16, 2013
You are so slow wrote:
Can't undo a tax used to secure bonds even through voter initiative. Plenty of case law on this.
Big pool is unrepairable. See health department report citing STRUCTURAL DEFICIENCIES.
<quoted text>
WAS the STRUCTURAL DEFICIENCIES
because of LACK OF MAINTENANCE?

who's to say the same will not happen to the new complex?
and

Bexar, AR

#33 Jun 16, 2013
You are so slow wrote:
Can't undo a tax used to secure bonds even through voter initiative. Plenty of case law on this.
Big pool is unrepairable. See health department report citing STRUCTURAL DEFICIENCIES.
<quoted text>
vote isn't certified yet. law can be changed by a judge(s). happens all the time.

what will the city do if we hit a major recession or lose another factory or 2 or a tornado flattens walmart or half the town or city has to pay some multimillion lawsuits?

structural deficiencies can be repaired. who said it was un-repairable. if the pool was that dangerous it wouldn't be open today. city probably never looked at possible repairs.
WOW

Ash Flat, AR

#34 Jun 16, 2013
and wrote:
<quoted text>vote isn't certified yet. law can be changed by a judge(s). happens all the time.
what will the city do if we hit a major recession or lose another factory or 2 or a tornado flattens walmart or half the town or city has to pay some multimillion lawsuits?
structural deficiencies can be repaired. who said it was un-repairable. if the pool was that dangerous it wouldn't be open today. city probably never looked at possible repairs.
You mean we have 2 factories left in Pocahontas?
snowman

Medford, OR

#35 Jun 21, 2013
Guest wrote:
I don't know what to think yet. Let's hope it brings in the revenue the town is hurting for. If it doesn't, we've just bought a truckload of pain. I want to stay hopeful, but this town doesn't know how to use money when they've got it. It's a corrupt town owned by the rich and their ways of bleeding and starving the system so the little people so they can stay the kings and queens who everyone looks up to. If you see a person you know is rich, don't say a single word more than you have to. don't even look at them. They need to know we're just as human with needs, so treating them coldly is the only way they'll get it.
Let me ask a question or 2, if I may. If voters voted for a waterpark to generate revenue and yet say to a small dwindling population that we will have to raise taxes accross the board, how many people do you think will be swimming at the park? Do the citizens not know that after kids reach a certain age a waterpark is not enticing and will in all reality decrease revenue instead of increase. One way to know for sure is to see if the pool that is already in place growing, leveled off, or dwindling in revenue. Fact is that is is a mix of the latter. Fact is that any town that has input a waterpark has decreased in revenue NOT increased. You think 3 to 5 dollars a day for little kids who have to have their parents be available to drive them there and pick them up is going to increase the cities revenue? This should have been a hands down vote and instead, officials with an agenda have now given pocahantas its first indoor pool for the aquatic team. What a waste. In the area where I live there are 10 cities within a 35 mile radius and each city has tried to pull this BS in their own little way. People are smart, but people with money will always try to tell you they are smarter. In all reality they do not have to manage money because their life circumstances along with their income do not require them to have to manage money becuase their inccome check will always cover the check they are about to cash. I am not talking down or think I am better than those, but I do think that they think they are better than the rest. Ignorance is not substanance for a thriving community. While Pocahontas is not exactly thriving it definetly does not need any help digging its own grave.
Really

Jonesboro, AR

#36 Jun 21, 2013
Did u people forget what the city did with ambulance service let's look at the new service can't find them half the time I think Ryan Kibler is a piece of shit but ProMed isn't the answer
sad

Bexar, AR

#37 Jun 22, 2013
WOW wrote:
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You mean we have 2 factories left in Pocahontas?
just one cinch, brown shoe, or waterloo would be great for this town.
http://www.randolphchamber.com/economical-dev...
pocataxus

Horseshoe Bend, AR

#38 Jun 22, 2013
Guest wrote:
Northeast Arkansas job news:
JOnesboro has brought in several new companies hiring several people.
Paragould is on the move planning and working with companies to obtain new jobs.
Pocahontas with one of its last dying breaths raised taxes for a pool, cutting its last hope of ever attracting any new jobs. Companies NEVER go where the taxes are the highest in an area.
Even Batesville is trying to attract a new gun company to make more jobs.
This loser town is dying on the vine, will the last Baltz to leave please shut off the lights.
Pocataxus is Detroit

Horseshoe Bend, AR

#39 Jun 22, 2013
sad wrote:
<quoted text>
just one cinch, brown shoe, or waterloo would be great for this town.
http://www.randolphchamber.com/economical-dev...
3 out of five of the biggest employers in this Sh!t whole are publicly funded and if the hospital shuts down there will even be less jobs.
Oh I forgot! That swimming hole complex is going to bring in so many jobs for the people that are moving away that home moving companies will just have to hire some more help to keep up with the demand.Soon the town will become a haven for gangs and drug houses just like Detroit Michigan.
Pocataxus is Detroit

Horseshoe Bend, AR

#40 Jun 22, 2013
Curmudgeon wrote:
If your against the tax you still dont have to pay it. Simply dont buy anything in the city of pocahontas. You do have that option. Example instead of buying from Ace hardware go to maynard and buy from Marty Cagle. Good 4 lane road to jonesboro. Boycott poky. You can save enough on feed & farm supplys to pay for the drive to Thayer Mo. to Hirsch feed. Corn is $8.50 for a 50 pound bag. They have more items than farm service and at better prices. While your there shop at wallace & owens and harps grocery. The Walmart is a small store. However many items are cheaper than at the Poky walmart. sales tax is cheaper also. Forchelms have a hardware & appliance store & a auto parts and sell mowers tillers ect. Visit Mammoth spring park and swim in the spring river. shop in the stores on main street in mammoth spring. Stop and shop at Hardy on the way to Thayer.Swim and canoe in the spring river. camp at the campsites available on spring river , Buy beer and drink it there rather than the being arrested at the city park on black river. You wont be ate up by mosquitos. Boycott Poky starve the beast!
Thayer and other Missouri Towns are the same distance as jonesboro or Pocataxus if you live in the Northern part of the county, Food Prices are lower and sales taxes are lower. This town is going to drown in its own taxes!
BAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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