After learning from Platte County Treasurer Bonnie
Brown that she needed to make a written request
regarding the local use tax from the Missouri
Department of Revenue, County Auditor Sandra Thomas
has made a formal request to the department.
Thomas made her request known to the county commission
last Thursday, and then made her written request
of the information to the state on Friday.
Because of a fluctuation in local use tax in
2004, Thomas found the need to acquire the detailed
information to pinpoint the reason for the four
There are four months where the numbers
were a great deal higher than the other months,
and if we can get an explanation for those months,
then itll be easier to determine if the
trend will continue or not, Thomas told
The Landmark in the Feb. 3 issue.
Thomas said the information from the state is
necessary, because otherwise it would be difficult
to determine the estimated local use tax figures
Obviously theres something going
on because the first two months of this year has
been down considerably. So, obviously theres
somethingwe just need to find out what it
is, stated Thomas.
Thomas is expecting to have the information back
from the Missouri Department of Revenue in a few
In other action at the county commission meeting,
the commission approved a contract for engineering
advisory services with Bucher, Willis and Ratliff.
Commissioners also approved an agreement for
services for UPS Service and battery maintenance