Sales tax down $16,000 in county for 2009

Marion County commissioners were concerned at the March 31 payday meeting because County Clerk Carol Maggard reported sales tax receipts now down $16,000 for the year.

She said sales tax generated in January, collected by the state in February, and distributed to the county in March totaled $43,005.

The commissioners were meeting in an $841,577.23 session for payroll and invoices.

Jack Chappelle of Engineering Solutions & Design in Overland Park, consultant on the old landfill southwest of Marion, said the landfill should be mowed, and possibly have some trees removed before the state inspects it April 27.

Road and Bridge Director Jim Herzet said the county will advertise for a local party, perhaps a farmer, to mow the 20 acres there.

Chappelle said he has voluntarily begun a study on what the county might expect for business if it opens a commercial and demolition landfill, probably at the Martin Marrietta Quarry north of Marion.

He said most business from outside the county would come from Chase, Morris and part of Dickinson counties.

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