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Council Approves Special Election for Sales Tax Renewal

The Holden City Council, including newly-elected members, met in regular session on April 12 to conduct city business.

Following an invocation by Pastor Tim Whitmore, Mayor Ray Briscoe, presiding at his first meeting since being elected, gave a first and second reading of Bill No. 04-02-2022.

Bill No. 04-02-2022 is an Ordinance calling for a Special Election in the City Of Holden, Missouri, for the purpose of submitting to the qualified voters of Holden a Proposition to renew a Parks and Storm Water Sales Tax within the City.”

The renewal of the measure would, if passed by voters, continue to split all revenues generated by the sales tax evenly between Holden Parks & Recreation Department and Holden’s Storm Water Committee.

It was the intent of the City to present the issue to voters during the April 5 General Municipal Election, however, due to incomplete/incorrect paperwork turned in to the County by the Holden city clerk, the measure was omitted from the April ballot.

After the two readings of the ordinance by Mayor Briscoe, council voted unanimously to approve presenting the sales tax renewal to voters in a special election.

In other City business, the Mayor read a proclamation for the upcoming National Day…

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