MINER - Shoppers in Miner will enjoy a "shopping holiday" next year for back-to-school buying.
The Board of Alderman decided during their regular meeting Tuesday not to opt out of the sales tax holiday approved by Missouri lawmakers for Aug. 13-15, 2004. On these days, clothing, computers and school supplies may be purchased without sales tax.
Alderman Mitch Thompson said he thinks the sales tax holiday will bring more business to the city.
"Granted, it's bad for the city, but it's good for the citizens," Thompson said, referring to the lost revenue for the city.
In other business during Tuesday's meeting:
* The Board dropped plans to revisit the city's mobile home ordinance which sets minimum standards and dimensions for mobile homes.
* A financial disclosure ordinance, a formality required every two years by Senate Bill 262, was approved by the Board.
"We do it about every year and a half so we don't miss it," said City Clerk Janet Tuttle.
* The Board decided not to approve a ordinance requiring trash and yard waste to be tied down while hauling it through Miner.
"We've got too many ordinances as it is," said Deloris Smith, board member.
Board member Betty Barnes agreed the Board should "wait and see" if the city has any additional problems with unsecured trash and limbs being found on city streets before passing an ordinance.
* The purchase of two fireproof legal-size four-drawer filing cabinets for $1,559 each was approved by board members. One will be paid for from the water fund and the other from general revenue.
* The Board accepted a bid of $565 from Delta Auto Parts and Salvage in Portageville for two of the city's retired police cruisers.