Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE is given that public hearings will be held by the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Moscow Mills at 6:00 p.m. on June 6, 2022 and by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Moscow Mills at 6:30 p.m. on June 13, 2022 at the Moscow Mills City Hall in Moscow Mills, MO concerning the matter of zoning change for the following described real estate:

Zoning change from R-1A Single Family Residential District to C-3 General Commercial District

Re-zone from R-1A Single Family Residential District to C-3 General Commercial District – A 12.20 acre tract of land being part of Section 17 and U.S. Survey 3005, Township 48 North, Range 1 East, City of Moscow Mills, Lincoln County, Missouri

Property owned by Meyer Real Estate Company.  A full legal description is available at City Hall.

Click here to view re-zoning exhibit

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Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE is given that public hearings will be held by the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Moscow Mills at 6:00 p.m. on June 6, 2022 and by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Moscow Mills at 6:30 p.m. on June 13, 2022 at the Moscow Mills City Hall in Moscow Mills, MO concerning the matter of zoning change for the following described real estate:

Zoning change from R-1A Single Family Residential District and R-2 Two Family Residential District to R-3 Multiple Family Residential District as noted below

Re-zone from R-1A Single Family Residential District to R-3 Multiple Family Residential District – A 3.41 acre tract of land being part of Fractional Section 8 and U.S. Survey 3005, Township 48 North, Range 1 East, City of Moscow Mills, Lincoln County, Missouri

Re-zone from R-2 Two-Family Residential District to R-3 Multiple Family Residential District – A 12.825 acre tract of land being part of Fractional Section 8 and U.S. Survey 3005, Township 48 North, Range 1 East, City of Moscow Mills, Lincoln County, Missouri

Property owned by Nu Image Painting LLC.  A full legal description is available at City Hall.

Click here to view the re-zoning exhibits

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New emergency sirens

Emergency SirenThis week, the City replaced emergency sirens with two new sirens. The City was unable to depend reliably on the former sirens. When sirens are tested on the first Tuesday of the month, residents will now hear a much more pleasant sound. Residents will now hear the Westminster Chimes. In an emergency, residents will hear the typical sirens. The new sirens also have voice capabilities.

 

According to Mayor Flannigan, these updated sirens have been in the works for more than three years. The funding includes 80% from a State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) grant and the City budgeted for the remaining 20%.

Old city sirens

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LCFPD #1 breaks ground in City

New firehouse breaks ground.The City of Moscow Mills joined Lincoln County Fire Protection District #1 for a groundbreaking of the future firehouse located on Highway C. The new firehouse is a result of voters approving a bond issue in November 2020.
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City reaches agreement with MO AG

The City of Moscow Mills would like to inform the citizens of the community that the City has worked with the Missouri Attorney General’s office to reach an agreement regarding the lawsuit filed by the Attorney General in November of 2021. The agreement can be found on Missouri Case.net.  

While the City vehemently denies the allegations made in the lawsuit, the Board of Aldermen felt a quick resolution to the lawsuit was in the best interests of the citizens of Moscow Mills.  Mayor Patrick Flannigan states, “The City conducted a thorough investigation of the allegations made, and I and the Board of Aldermen, are moving forward with 100% confidence in the Chief of Police and his commitment to following the laws of the State of Missouri.”  Missouri State Law restricts the revenue that a municipality can generate from minor traffic fines and court costs.   This amount is limited to 20% of the City’s general revenue.  In 2021, the amount the City of Moscow Mills generated was 3.5%.

As part of the agreement, the City agreed to eliminate the position of Traffic Control Officer.  That position was vacant before the lawsuit was filed.  The City also agreed to conduct a 90-minute training for City officials and review its policies to ensure that all officials are aware of the provisions of Missouri statutes regarding ticket quotas.  The Missouri Attorney General will follow up with the City in one year in order to make sure the City has complied with the agreement. 

Cindy Davenport, Attorney for the City of Moscow Mills, states, “I have been the City Attorney for 16 years. I am acutely aware of the requirements of Senate Bill 5, and while I strongly disagree with many of its provisions, I have worked diligently to make sure that the City has complied with the law since the day it was passed.  The lawsuit had no merit.  However, the terms requested by the Attorney General will be implemented by the City, as agreed, and we will move forward.”

Chief Terry Foster has been the Chief of Police for over 14 years and will remain so with the full faith and confidence of the City of Moscow Mills.  Because there are ongoing legal issues regarding other police personnel, Ms. Davenport has instructed Chief Foster to withhold public comment until those legal issues are resolved.  However, the Chief and the City are eager to share the facts of those issues as soon as they are legally able.

 

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Know the Facts: April 5th Use Tax

On April 5th, voters in the City of Moscow Mills will have a ballot question pertaining to a Use Tax. The purpose of the proposal is to assess the same tax rate on out-of-state purchases as local purchases. Below are some frequently asked questions.

What is a local Use Tax?

A Use Tax is a tax on the purchase of goods by Missouri residents from out-of-state vendors. Products exempt from the sales tax would be exempt from the Use Tax.

I already pay sales tax. Is this the same thing?

No. The sales tax applies to purchases made at local retailers in Missouri while the Use Tax applies to purchases made from out-of-state vendors. Purchases can not fall into both groups and can not be taxed twice.

How can a Use Tax benefit my community?

As internet purchases increase, local revenues decrease. Funds generated from the Use Tax can be used for vital municipal services including public safety, additional sidewalks and parks, and emergency equipment.

What is the rate of the Use Tax?

The local Use Tax rate is the same rate as the local sales tax rate. If the local Sales Tax is reduced or raised by voter approval, the local Use Tax shall also be reduced or raised by the same action.

 

 

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Spence steps down; Gormley steps up

Gormley Sworn InOn Monday, February 14th, Tom Gormley was sworn in as Ward I Alderman. Gormley replaces Mark Spence who resigned from his position due to health issues. Gormley’s email address is as follows: [email protected]
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Damaging materials at sewer plant

Removing rags from aeratorsThis crew is cutting rags, and other flushed items, from the aerators at the City sewer plant. Removing the fibrous materials that cannot break down after being flushed is time-consuming and labor-intensive.

On this day, more than 100 rags were removed from the lagoon. These items, such as feminine hygiene products, rags, towels, cleaning wipes, can damage sewer pumping equipment and impede pumping operations and create unnecessary maintenance expenses that can eventually impact customer rates and bills.

Your assistance is needed to stop the practice of flushing items that cannot break down to keep our system free of rags.

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February 2nd, 2022 Court Canceled

Court CanceledIn the abundance of caution, the City of Moscow Mills will cancel court on Wednesday, February 1st, 2022.
All cases will be continued to Wednesday, April 6, 2022.
Hawk Point Municipal Court – 5:00 p.m.
Moscow Mills Municipal Court – 5:30 p.m.
Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
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Semi-annual Financial Statement

Please select the link below to view the City’s semi-annual financial statement for the period of July-December 2021.

Financial Statement July-December 2021

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