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Gladstone school millage: Board preps for worst-case scenario

February 19, 2013

GLADSTONE — Preparing for what they believe is a worst-case scenario, the Gladstone School Board approved a resolution allowing the district to reintroduce a millage proposal if it fails during a......

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Feb-22-13 11:59 PM

Boy that 1.5 million federal dollars spent on the 9th street trees project would sure come in handy for the Gladstone school district right now.

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Feb-22-13 11:55 PM

According to the city of Gladstone my home has increased in value over 8600 dollars in the last 8 years, which is about a 18% increase, with the housing market crash i thought i would ask a real estate agent what really happen to the value of my house. According to him home values in Gladstone have decreased in value by 20 to 25% over the same period. So how can this happen? Is the value of my home up or down, we all know the answer to that. Just like when the voting was done for the new school, they will keep voting on it until it passes - its the new democratic way. More houses will go up for sale and so will our taxes to make up the difference. Alot of houses are for sale in the Gladstone area? Which in turn relates to less kids in the Gladstone school district. Not as much revenue coming in, I guess someone has to make up the difference. After they run the remaining businesses out of town maybe they will be happy? Our vote seems pointless from the President on down.

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Feb-21-13 12:48 AM

I want this, I want that. Is the money really used for what they say?

Here's an unlimited credit card for 9 years. What are you going to do? Waste & abuse cause you can. Now after that, you come back and say, "I need more, give me some more." I tell you, "No" and you either cry like a tot till I'm sick of it and give in or I put you in the time out corner till you come to your senses.

If you think it's about the kids, I have some GOLD clovers in that "inheritance" property you can pick for free! Fill your pockets and go to the Gold Exchange and cash in!

Some of the comments think people are just full of bundles of money and that's just not the case. Worried about taking away over a million to teach those rotten kids? NO Child Is Rotten! But why should my children and neices and nephews suffer because the Grandparents thought they would leave them somthing behind? This 18 mil is alot to our families! That's all I'm gonna say about this

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Feb-21-13 12:27 AM

FAWC-Inheritance? Yes the 18 mil is already and has been and I'm sick of paying it!

My Parents left us a house. Because we all own our own homes, "WE" (the inheritance) have to pay the 18 mil. It's not a business or rental or second home. So what else do you call it?

You best put on your boots now, or maybe I should if your trying to tell me the Superintendent doesn't get paid Way Above and Beyond for this area. No per diem, milage reimbursement? Maybe you should get away from the EZ form than.

20 year-old text books? Really? Don't get me started. Desks falling apart? They can't be "fixed" if that's true? Where's the Janitor, or isn't that in the job description any more? Building freezing cold? How about these kids learn how to dress? Their seasons are all mixed up. Winter clothes in the Summer and Summer clothes in the Winter.

It's not about teaching the kids a lesson, it's about making people live within their means.

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Feb-20-13 1:14 PM

How does 18 mills on business and rental property and second homes equate to 18 mills on inheritance? The 18 mills is already being assessed, so it isn't an increase, and it isn't an inheritance tax. And by the way, most (maybe all) school board members in the UP receive no compensation for their services. No per diem, no mileage reimbursement for going to meetings, no reimbursement for babysitters if they are needed so someone can go to a meeting, etc.

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Feb-20-13 7:52 AM

20 year-old text books, desks that are falling apart, and a building that is freezing cold. Yeah, we're livin' large. Taking away over a million dollars will teach those rotten kids a lesson. Good for you!

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Feb-20-13 12:28 AM

Vice President O'Driscoll sounds like a spoiled little brat that is doing a temper tantrum with his last remark. Sorry his parents failed to enforce limits when he was growing up.

Anything for the kids? Really? How Much & When was his last wage increase? His and others on the board for that matter.

Gladstone needs to get back to good ole common sense with spending. Why are we forced to live within our means, and they aren't?

.30 cents on the dollar comes from the lottery with remaining from State Sales & Use Tax, earmarked income tax & state as well as cigarette, liquor, education property tax, etc.

18 mils is a lot of money on inheritance that you can't claim 100.0000 on. Yes! Enough Already!

Gladstone school can't teach basic Math or what? Budget and do without like the rest of us!

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Feb-19-13 12:47 PM

This is to RENEW an existing tax on non-homestead properties. Taxes will NOT go up for residents. Get educated on the issue before blindly voting "NO".

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Feb-19-13 10:49 AM

Sounds very much to me that we need some new board members. Members that that understand what the word "no" means. Gladstone residents are taxed to the hilt already. Enough is enough!

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