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  67.1715.  District ballot form, approval of majority required — district established, when. — 1.  For the original sales tax of up to one-tenth of one cent authorized in subsection 1 of section 67.1712, the question shall be submitted to the voters in each county of the proposed metropolitan district in substantially the following form:

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Shall there be organized in the County of ______, state of Missouri, a metropolitan park and recreation district for the purposes of improving water quality, increasing park safety, providing neighborhood trails, improving, restoring and expanding parks, providing disabled and expanded public access to recreational areas, preserving natural lands for wildlife and maintaining other recreational grounds within the boundaries of such proposed metropolitan district, and shall ______ County join such other of ______ (insert all counties within proposed district) Counties that approve the formation of such a district in their respective counties to form one metropolitan district to be known as "______ Metropolitan Park and Recreation District", with funding authority not to exceed one-tenth of one cent sales taxation, subject to an independent annual audit, with fifty percent of such revenue going to the metropolitan district and fifty percent being returned to ______ County for local park improvements, all as authorized by the ______ (insert name of governing body) of ______ County pursuant to (insert ordinance number), on the ______ day of ______ (insert month), ______ (insert year)?
☐ YES ☐ NO

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  2.  For the additional sales tax of up to three-sixteenths of one cent authorized in subsection 2 of section 67.1712, the question shall be submitted to the voters in each county of the proposed metropolitan district in substantially the following form:

SAFE AND ACCESSIBLE ARCH AND PUBLIC PARKS INITIATIVE

For the purpose of increasing safety, security, and public accessibility for the Gateway Arch grounds and local, county, and regional parks and trails for families and disabled and elderly visitors, and for providing expanded activities and improvements of such areas, shall ______ (insert county name) County join such other of ______ (insert names of all counties within the metropolitan district considering the increase in sales tax for the metropolitan district) to impose a ______ (insert rate) of one cent sales tax in addition to the existing one-tenth of one cent sales tax applied to such purposes, with sixty percent of the revenues derived from the added tax allocated to the Metropolitan Park and Recreation District for Gateway Arch grounds and other regional park and trail improvements, and the remaining forty percent allocated to ______ (insert county name) County for local and county park improvements as authorized by the ______ (insert governing body name) of ______ (insert county name) County under ______ (insert ordinance number), on the ______ (insert day) day of ______ (insert month), ______ (insert year), with such tax not to include the sale of food and prescription drugs and to be subject to an independent annual public audit?.

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(L. 1999 S.B. 405 § 67.791 subsec. 2, part of subdiv. (2), A.L. 2012 H.B. 1504)


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