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Surplus tax discussion continues ahead of vote

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The Laclede County Commission plans to vote Tuesday on a proposed ballot issue to reduce to the county surtax. Representatives of the Lebanon R-3 School District were at Thursday’s commission meeting to discuss concerns about how the cut could affect district revenue. Presiding Commissioner Randy Angst said the ballot issue would ask voters to decide whether to reduce the commercial property surplus levy on all utility, industrial, commercial property that is not residential or agricultural property from $1.03 per $100 assessed valuation to .51 assessed valuation effective Sept. 1, 2023. Lebanon R-3 School Superintendent Dr. David Schmitz said he understood it was important for local business and industry be allowed to grow. For more on this story see Saturday's LCR.

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