Cape Girardeau fire tax vote moved to November election - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Cape Girardeau fire tax vote moved to November election

Posted: Updated:
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • 3 charged, 1 enters guilty plea in connection with Morley bank robbery

    3 charged, 1 enters guilty plea in connection with Morley bank robbery

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:58:52 GMT
    Three people are in custody in connection with a bank robbery in Morley on Tuesday, May 20.
    Three people are in custody in connection with a bank robbery in Morley on Tuesday, May 20.
  • Man dies from injuries after West Frankfort house explosion

    Man dies from injuries after West Frankfort house explosion

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:35:41 GMT
    Police say a southern Illinois man has died after he was injured in a house explosion earlier this month.
    Police say a southern Illinois man has died after he was injured in a house explosion earlier this month.

  • Ex-prison employee pleads guilty to rape

    Ex-prison employee pleads guilty to rape

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:35 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:35:01 GMT
    A former Bell County Forestry Camp employee has pleaded guilty to charge of rape.
    A former Bell County Forestry Camp employee has pleaded guilty to charge of rape.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

At the May 27 meeting, the City Council of Cape Girardeau voted to reschedule the fire tax vote for the November election.

City Manager Scott Meyer said news circulated over the weekend that the governor had set the statewide transportation three-fourths cent sales tax vote from the expected November election date to August. He said city management confirmed this information on Tuesday and later asked the council to amend their May 27 agenda to include a discussion on scheduling the fire tax vote in Cape Girardeau.

"We had always wanted the city's fire tax and the state's transportation tax to be voted on separate elections," Meyer said. "Since this was always our intent, I decided to ask council if they wished to amend the agenda today and to repeal the ordinance calling the election in August."

The city will now start the process of calling the fire tax election in November.

Copyright 2014 KFVS. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.