Snow removal may be slower in California

Snow removal may be slower the rest of the season, the California City Council was told at the regular monthly meeting, Monday, Jan. 7.

Street Supervisor Vic Maurer reported a city dump truck/snow plow, is out of service, leaving two snowplows for the city. Parts are unavailable and a new truck can't be ordered until April.

The council approved putting a Use Tax on the April 2 ballot. If approved by the voters, Use Tax would basically collect taxes on items which sales tax is not collected because they are purchased out-of-state or on the internet. The tax amount would be the same rate as the sales tax. Moniteau County is also planning to put a Use Tax on the ballot.

The city is working with Co-Mo Connect on the possibility of making the fiberoptic service available in the city.

Socket will make a presentation at a special council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

The council approved accepting $10,000 in baseball equipment from the California Recreation Association. Alderman Cameron Freiner will represent the city on the Rec Board.

In other business, City Clerk Brian Scrivner reported Sales Tax collection is down for the fiscal year, which began April 1, by $23,261.28, with the amount down by $12,269.31 for the month of November alone. The Parks and Recreation Tax is down by $9,816.29. Scrivner commented that revenues were in the budget to cover expenses.

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