The Ole Seagull

Could it be “Three strikes and you’re out” even with the Taney County 911 Retail Sales Tax

Posted in Branson,Government,Opinion,Taney County by The Ole Seagull on the October 27th, 2013

Strike 1. No civilian member on an unelected 911 Board responsible to no one, but themselves legislated by themselves for themselves – If the tax is passed, by statute, a 911 Board is appointed, not elected, which specifically excludes the appointment of a civilian member. Even worse that appointed Board “shall have the power provided in section 190.339 and shall exercise all powers and duties exercised by the county commission under this chapter, and the commission shall relinquish all powers and duties relating to the provision of emergency services under this chapter to the board.” (RSMo 190.335(12)). (more…)