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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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 February 7, 2022 and by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Moscow Mills at 6:30 p.m. on February 14, 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 R-2 (Two-Family Residential District)

A 8.91+- acre tract of land being part of the Northwest Quarter of Section 9, Township 48 North, Range 1 East, Lincoln County, Missouri, City of Moscow Mills, owned by Roy Crane Jr. Construction LLC ETAL.  A full legal description is available at City Hall.

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Traffic Snow Emergency 1.14.2022

Traffic Snow Emergency

Effective 4 p.m.

At 4:00 pm on January 14th, 2022, Mayor Patrick Flannigan will declare a traffic snow emergency under Ordinance 76.500.

The following acts shall be prohibited during a traffic snow emergency:
1. The parking of any motor vehicle upon streets within the City; and
2. The operation of a motor vehicle upon City streets so as to impede the free movement of traffic upon a said street or impede the removal or treatment of snow, sleet, or ice upon the street.
To review this ordinance, please visit – https://ecode360.com/37614102
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Advertisement for Bids-Water Main & Sewer Main Extension under Highway C Project

Please see the attached advertisement for bids for the Water Main & Sewer Main Extension under Highway C Project.

Advertisement for bids-Water & Sewer line extension

***Please see the below addendum for the bid opening date.***

Addendum for soliciting bids-February 8, 2022 at 3:00 p,m.

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Candidates for April 2022

Moscow Mills Slate of Candidates

In April 2022, these community members will be candidates on the ballot to serve the City of Moscow Mills.

Patrick Flannigan, Candidate for Mayor
Steve Aston, Ward I
Marsha Mills, Ward II
Gerald Green, Ward II

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Bicentennial Final Celebration on New Year’s Eve

New Year's Eve graphicThe City of Moscow Mills invites you to join us on New Year’s Eve at the Lion’s Club. The final Bicentennial event will have live music by Retro Joe & the 8 Tracks! Tickets are $25 per person- Reserved Table of 8 for $200.
Tickets are available for purchase ($25) at Sandy Glass – Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance.
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