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  • County, road district come to agreement

  • After weeks of negotiations, the Horseshoe Bend Special Road District and Camden County have come to an agreement over the how funds will be distributed to the HBSRD. A contract and formula have been determined and officially signed by both parties.
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    • New formula
      CART Funds:
      HBSRD Rural Land Valuation x (.5)(.85)CART Funds distributed
      Camden County Rural Land Valuation
      HBSRD Road Mileage x (.5)(.85) CART Funds distributed
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      New formula
      CART Funds:

      HBSRD Rural Land Valuation x (.5)(.85)CART Funds distributed

      Camden County Rural Land Valuation

      HBSRD Road Mileage x (.5)(.85) CART Funds distributed

      Camden County Road Mileage

      Motor Vehicle Sales Tax:

      HBSRD Rural Land Valuation x (.5)(.85)Motor Vehicle Sales Tax distributed

      Camden County Rural Land Valuation

      HBSRD Road Mileage x (.5)(.85) Motor Vehicle Sales Tax distributed

      Camden County Road Mileage

      Marine Tax:

      HBSRD Road Mileage x (.85) Marine Tax distributed

      Camden County Roads Marine Tax Mileage*

      *Camden County Marine Tax Mileage will be 549.61 miles unless new roads are accepted for maintenance


  • After weeks of negotiations, the Horseshoe Bend Special Road District and Camden County have come to an agreement over the how funds will be distributed to the HBSRD. A contract and formula have been determined and officially signed by both parties.
    Before coming to an agreement, the county and road district were at odds for several months over the 2011 County Aid Road Trust (CART) payment, which the road district said was short by about $51,000. The county eventually paid the shortfall, but the formula upon which the payment has been based for 20 years was up in the air.
    The county and road district exchanged proposals at least three times.
    The new contract states, "That District shall receive from Camden County, a proportionate share of funds received by Camden County pursuant to Article Four of Section 30-A of the Constitution of the State of Missouri, and known as CART Funds, Motor Vehicle Sales Tax, and Marine Tax. Further, that the funds received by Camden County for a calendar year will be distributed to the District on October 1 of the subsequent year. (Example: funds received by Camden County for January – December 2012 would be distributed to the District on October 1, 2013)."
    In the document, both parties agreed that the terms will be renewed for one year terms from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30 of each and every successive year thereafter. If either party decides they would like to terminate the agreement at any time, they must notify the other party in writing. The termination would not be effective until the calendar year following the notice.
     
    2011 shortfall
    Based on the same formula the county and HBSRD have used for 20 years, the Road District had calculated it would receive $313,794.59 for the 2011 payment. Instead, the check was only for $262,928.12 ―a $50,888.47 difference. The county did follow up with the balance after the error was discovered, and the two sides are working toward an amicable solution.
    Road District officials said in August that the shortfall had put them in a bind, especially with the extensive damage to HBSRD roads caused by flash flooding. The budgeting process for next year has begun but can’t be completed until a compromise is worked out.
    Road District officials noted that road districts do not own the roads ―the county owns them. The HBSRD only maintains the roads within its district. The Road District cannot take on any additional roads without the official approval of the County Commission.
     
     
     
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