Friday, January 11, 2013
Do you want your 2012 tax refund in the form of a debit card from the State of Missouri?
The debit card option is new for Missouri taxpayers this tax season, according to Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel. Zweifel's office released the details of the new option Friday in the following news release. State Treasurer Clint Zweifel (ZWY-ful) announced today citizens have a new option to choose from when getting a tax refund from the State of Missouri. Taxpayers are now able to get a refund in the form of a debit card whether their return is filed on paper or electronically. The new refund option is for taxpayers who file individual income tax returns or Property Tax Credit (PTC) claims. This is the first year the Department of Revenue has offered the refund debit card. To receive the card, taxpayers will need to check the “…
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Planners look to increase district's operating tax levy.
Ladue school district officials have begun planning for what may become a property tax increase proposal on the April, 2012 ballot. The proposal would be for a hike in the district’s operating tax levy set by district voters in 1993. During a April 25 meeting of the Board of Education, Superintendent Marsha Chappelow said she would begin “assumptions” planning to determine student needs and the level of increased financial support the district would require, and Jason L. Buckner, the district’s assistant superintendent for business and finance, urged the board to propose an increase in the district’s operating tax ceiling, now $2.75 per $100 of assessed valuation. Board member Ken Smith discussed placing a tax increase initiative on the …
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The Creve Coeur campus would be used as a 5th grade center, but only if funds are available to finance it.
A newly constituted Ladue Board of Education has voted to use the Westminster Christian Academy facility as a 5th Grade Center to accommodate growing district student enrollment. The board also approved a custodial services contract that would result in the layoffs of as many as 19 district custodians and formalized a negotiated agreement with First Student Inc. to provide reduced student transportation services through the 2013-14 academic year. The actions were taken during the board’s April 11 meeting at the district’s administration center after the board swore in two new members, said goodbye to two others, and elected new officers. Whether the Westminster facility would eventually be converted into a second district middle school was…
Monday, March 28, 2011
A roundup of St. Louis news headlines for Tuesday.
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Thursday, February 24, 2011
Town hall forum on district budget situation yields variety of opinions on ways to trim $4.5 million budget gap.
The Ladue School Board has yet to propose an increase in the schools tax, but battle lines of backers and foes were already facing off during a public forum held by the Board of Education Wednesday to discuss the district’s budget woes. During the town hall session at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, several school board members acknowledged what many of the 80 or so district residents in attendance seemed to already know: that the district will soon present a tax increase package to voters. “I think we really need to look at an operating tax increase,” board member Audrey Mack told the crowd. “April, 2012 seems like a good time to do that.” Other board members, such as Jayne Langsam, seemed to agree with Mack’s assessment of future board…
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Charlotte D'Alfonso used the meeting to announce her intent to run for City Council in April.
Creve Coeur City Council members took no action Monday on a pair of proposed Community Improvement Districts, or CIDs, which have drawn scrutiny from some city residents in recent weeks. With two council members absent, the remaining quorum deferred decisions on the separate plans, which would create the CIDs along two stretches of Olive Blvd. to fund utility line burial, maintenance, security and other improvements. Some residents have questioned the need for such districts in light of problems associated with Transportation Development Districts in the city. Council members did hold a public hearing and first reading of a bill that would allow for all car dealerships in the city to sell used cars only on a temporary basis in the event …