Posts Tagged ‘town’

Communities want to set local sales tax, not Legislature

by Associated Press Published: January 31,2013

Tags: bill, city, community, legislation, legislator, Legislature, local government, municipal, municipality, Sales Tax, state government, tax, town

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Municipal officials are again proposing a 1 percent local sales tax as a way to build parks, improve water systems and get crumbling streets back into shape. They need a change in state law to move forward. Legislators have resisted local tax proposals for years, and it’s not clear whether 2013 will […] [...]

Small Delta community gets repaid for clerk’s embezzlement

by Associated Press Published: January 10,2013

Tags: city, clerk, embezzle, embezzlement, embezzler, government, repayment, state agency, steal, stealing, theft, thief, town

ANGUILLA — State Auditor Stacey Pickering has presented the town of Anguilla with a $108,000 check to restore funds allegedly embezzled by a former clerk. Pickering says in a news release that an investigation showed town clerk Manika Kelly allegedly embezzled funds from the town’s water and sewer accounts from October 2006 to November 2011. […] [...]

Officials approve fracking on town-owned property

by Associated Press Published: January 4,2013

Tags: crude, energy, frack, fuel, gasoline, government, Oil, petroleum, town

CALEDONIA — Caledonia officials will allow an oil company to a fracking process to drill on town-owned land. The Commercial Dispatch reports the town signed an agreement with Fletcher Petroleum Corp. of Fairhope, Ala. The town received $100 for a three-year lease on a three-quarter-acre parcel. Hydraulic fracturing involves drilling horizontally instead of straight down, […] [...]

Town to use sales tax collections to pay off loan from state

by Associated Press Published: October 15,2012

Tags: agency, facility, funding, infrastructure, loan, Sales Tax, sewage, sewer, state government, tax, tax collection, taxpayer, town, trewatment, wastewater

SUMMIT — The Summit Town Council has agreed to divert more than $7,000 in monthly sales tax revenues to pay off a $1.4-million debt to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, which is bankrolling the town’s new wastewater treatment facility. Town Clerk Pat Whittington tells the Enterprise-Journal DEQ officials stipulated in their loan agreement with […] [...]

Tornado-torn town gets first look at recovery plan

SMITHVILLE — Smithville officials are looking at the first draft of what they are calling the road map to the future. WTVA-TV in Tupelo reports the comprehensive plan had been in the words before the April 27, 2011, tornado devastated the northeast Mississippi town. A grant from Appalachian Region Commission helped the town complete the […] [...]

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