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About Gallatin’s street tax proposal

Tax, tax, tax.

Well folks, this is not a new tax. Not an additional tax, and it is not a jump in tax. This is to renew what we already have in place and have been seeing good results from in our street projects.

The citizens of Gallatin will be asked if they wish to reauthorize (key word) the 1/2% sales tax for transportation projects on the April 4th ballot.

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Ballot decisions about Tuesday

Voters will focus on various school, municipal and township decisions on election day next Tuesday, April 4.

Daviess County’s top election official, county clerk Vicki Corwin, speculates that despite school ballots and two significant tax proposals, Tuesday’s vote may attract as few as 25% of those eligible to vote.

School District issues

Gallatin R-5 School District is proposing a 90-cent tax levy increase for its operations. If approved, the levy

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Payment No. 1 made for water plant, city approves numerous bids

The Water Plant Contractor’s Application for Payment No. 1 for $175,803.48 was accepted by the Gallatin Board of Aldermen during their meeting held March 27.

In other business, the city accepted a number of bids and discussed several others.

Cemetery mowing bids were as follows: Graber Outdoors: $450; Legendary Lawn Care: $675 or $700; Michael Walker: $700; Robert Krawl: $350 (Lile Cemetery Only).

The bid from Graber Outdoors for $450

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Feed directive meeting at Hamilton 

Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) is a new set of regulations from the Federal Department of Agriculture (FDA) which became effective Jan. 1, 2017. Caldwell County Extension Council is hosting an opportunity to learn more about these changes at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 10, at the Hamilton United Methodist Church. Jim Humphrey, Extension Livestock Specialist, will lead the discussion.

There is no charge and all interested individuals are encouraged to

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Meeting held to trim current brush law

A meeting to discuss and revise Daviess County’s current brush law took place at the Lions Club building in Gallatin the afternoon of March 22.

The meeting was hosted by Keith Sutton, president of the Daviess County Farm Bureau.

Missouri State Representative J. Eggleston and State Senator Dan Hegeman were in attendance as were Daviess County Commissioners Randy Sims, David Cox and Wayne Uthe. Also present were representatives from Linn,

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Winston sets trash pickup date, contracts with R&W Container

The Winston Utilities Clerk explained that a bulk trash pickup has been set for Saturday, June 24, and the current trash contract ends in June. Pat Watkins asked the Winston Village Board of Trustees to consider renewing the current contract between Winston and R&W Container with a small price increase. After discussion, the board renewed the contract with the adjustments in price.

In other business at the March 6 meeting,

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Driver exam moves to library

On April 4, the Gallatin Driver Examination Station normally located in the Daviess County Courthouse, 102 North Main Street, Gallatin, will be relocated to Daviess County Library, 306 Grand Street, Gallatin. Testing hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The change is due to elections being held in the Daviess County Courthouse.

Normal testing hours will resume at the Daviess County Courthouse on April 11, 2017.

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Auditor Galloway to investigate questionable government payouts

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has directed her staff to begin a review of potentially improper or inappropriate payouts made with public dollars.

The review comes after recent reporting found the former director of the Department of Conservation was still receiving salary payments more than eight months after his employment ended, potentially as part of a separation or settlement agreement to resolve claims that may have been levied against the

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Bids, bids, more bids approved by commissioners

County Commission

David Cox moved to approve FOB bids from both Trager ($11.00) and Norris ($11.15). For townships, bids were accepted at the following rates:

Norris Quarries: Benton, $15.95; Grand River, $13.95; Jackson, $14.30; Liberty, $13.95; Lincoln, $15.70; Monroe, $13.95; Salem, $15.95; Sheridan, $14.17; Union,      $13.75; Washington, $15.60; Daviess County Special Road District, $14.95; Jamesport Special Road District, $14.30.

Trager Limestone LLC: Colfax, $15; Harrison, $14.50; Jefferson, $14.75; Marion, $14.60;

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