The super majority of an overflowing crowd, primarily local business owners and Guthrie Chamber of Commerce board members, did not receive the final decision they were hoping for at Tuesday evening’s Guthrie City Council meeting.
The United Way of Logan County began its 2014 campaign with a “Luau flavored Kickoff Luncheon” Tuesday at noon in Guthrie. With a background of festive musical entertainment and a wonderful luncheon of burgers, jerk chicken, watermelon and all the trimmings.
Here’s a not-so-secret but still shocking fact. Many elected officials do not possess even a basic, high-level comprehension of the budget over which they have been assigned stewardship.
The votes were counted on Tuesday and it concluded with mix results for two sales tax propositions. Voters approved a three-fourths of one percent tax for Logan County. Meanwhile, City of Guthrie voters rejected a proposed one percent increase.
The Guthrie Public Works Authority agreed to provide water to the Town of Coyle at Tuesday evening’s meeting inside Guthrie’s City Hall.
In a special board meeting, the Guthrie Board of Education agreed to authorize an election to propose a $2.4 million school bond issue to voters in the upcoming November general election. School officials say this action will address the most critical areas of the district.
Citizens within the City of Guthrie boundaries will be heading to the polls. Earlier this week a town hall meeting was held for the one percent proposed sales tax increase. Now, that meeting can be viewed online.
The Board of County Commissioners will host a special meeting with the public to discuss the Aug. 26 county sales tax proposition.
Logan County’s citizens may remember, in 2005, they passed a ten year sales tax proposition to fund the building, operation and maintenance of the new Detention Center over a period of ten years. The termination of that sales tax is August 2015.
Friday, August 1, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the August 26 City of Guthrie, County, and State Runoff Primary Election, Logan County Election Board Secretary Erin Dorio said today.
The City of Guthrie released a video about the upcoming sales tax election on August 2014.
Several questions have risen since the City of Guthrie announced they will be seeking a one percent sales tax increase to the citizens with a vote on Aug. 26.
People in Guthrie continue to do great things for their community and for those that are in need. The children at St. Mary’s Catholic School are among those who help with special events throughout the year to do such things. Their latest project is now helping children over 8,000 miles away in Siaya, Kenya.
With the expiring county tax for the construction of the Logan County jail upcoming, the Board of County Commissioners voted 2-1 to call for an election to lower the current one percent county sales tax to three-fourths of one percent.
The Citizen Rate and Fee Committee suggested the City Council take a one percent sales tax increase to the voters of Guthrie. On Tuesday, the council unanimously approved the motion to help further aid the fire department, police department, city employees and capital improvements. Now, citizens will have the final say with a special election vote on Aug. […]
A recent independent study released by the State Chamber Research Foundation provides an in-depth examination of the oil and gas industry and how tax policy led to an amazing resurgence.
Campaign Chairman, Don Hardin, announced recently that the United Way of Logan County is very, very close to reaching its goal.
Guthrie Superintendent Dr. Mike Simpson shared some “painful” news with school board members in their regular scheduled board meeting on Monday evening. Simpson says the school district could possibly be out over $400,000 next school year and over a million dollars in bonding capacity due to a recent tax reduction.
As of January the 1 2014, Logan County property owners will pay significantly less in yearly ad valorem taxes.
The Guthrie Noon Lions Club recently made a $1,000 contribution to the Territorial Capital Sports Museum (previously known as the Oklahoma Sports Museum) to support its continued growth and success.