Holts Summit votes to support sales tax vetoes

HOLTS SUMMIT — The Holts Summit Board of Aldermen passed a resolution at its July 14 meeting showing support of Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes of sales tax-related bills.

The resolution specifically states the board’s approval of vetoes to Senate Bills 584, 693, 662, 612, 829, 727 and House Bill 1455 which “would have significantly diminished voter-approved municipal sales tax revenues, forcing cuts to essential local services for the residents of Holts Summit.”

According to numbers released from the Department of Revenue, the City of Holts Summit could lose $121,834 per year if the General Assembly overrides Nixon’s vetoes.

The resolution states that figure equates to the loss of one of the following:

•Four police officers.

•the cost of asphalt overlaying and annual concrete repairs.

•the entire parks and recreation staff.

“Anything detrimental to our city we’re going to oppose,” Ward II Alderman Thomas Durham said.

Mayor Lucas Fitzpatrick declined to comment.

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