Monday, October 28, 2013

Greene County Extension Council Approves Resolution Endorsing Use Tax in Greene County

Contact: David Burton, civic communication specialist
County Program Director - Greene County
Tel: (417) 881-8909

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Members of the Greene County Extension Council reviewed facts about the proposed use tax in Greene County at its meeting on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.

According to George Deatz, vice-chair of the council, the resolution was approved by council members. The approved resolution read as follows:

BE IT RESOLVED: We the elected members of the Greene County Extension Council approve this resolution in support of the proposed Use Tax for Greene County, Mo.

Missouri State Law establishes Extension Councils and recognizes them as part of county government. As a result of the 2008 economic downturn, Greene County Extension has been underfunded similar to other county programs. This council recognizes that Greene County needs additional funds to meets its obligations and responsibilities to county residents.

A use tax offers one opportunity to generate these much needed funds in a way that is fair and similar to what other local governments do. It is for that reason our council urges its members and Extension supporters to vote in favor of the Greene County use tax on the Nov. 5, 2013, ballot.

Approved: October 28, 2013
Signed: Carl Allison, chairman of the Greene County Extension Council

A complete list of elected members to the Greene County Extension Council can be found online at

Every county in Missouri has an Extension Council made up of elected (and appointed) members who represent the broad educational needs and backgrounds of people in that county. Council candidates must be at least 18 years old and reside in the district they represent.

Missouri statutes create County Extension Councils to work with MU Extension specialists. Council members assist in planning and carrying out MU Extension programs, providing local Extension governance and representing the diversity of the county’s changing population.

Most counties in southwest Missouri hold council elections the third week of January. Each council election is held in accordance with state law (Chapter 262.550-262.620 R.S. Mo. 1969).

Persons interested in running for an elected seat on the Greene County Extension Council can find a nomination form on the county extension website or can contact the Greene County office at 417-881-8909. Nominations are needed prior to the end of November.


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