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Hays Daily News (Newspaper) - September 2, 2015, Hays, KansasT he h ays d Aily n news v Oice of the h High p Lains w wednesdays ept. 2, 2015 n news t o k now Hon s flutes Robert Hammersmith Gorham Contact us phone 785 628 1081 800 657 6017 fax 785 628 8186 v volume 85, i Ssue 253 2 s actions16 p Ages 75� game time t he Hsu football team is set to open its 2015 season with a t thursday Road game. P age b1 royals fall j Ustin v Erlander Iger outlast the r royals in k Ansas c Ity. P age b3 Eye on weather t night p artly Cloud with a Low near 69. B Breezy with a South wind 14 to 22 Mph. T thursday m Ostly Sunn with a High near 96. B Breezy with a South wind 13 to 20 Mph. By Maggie Gebhardt Gebhardt daily news. Net Hoxie As summer begins to wind Down temperatures have remained steadily warm and Hoxie residents continue to satisfy cravings for cold treats. Lynette Rodriguezs family business Snoball express has stayed Busy serving the Community during the last several months. Rodriguez who works full time As the Hoxie housing authority director started the Side business with her family approximately 18 years ago but when her husband became ill everything went on hold. We used it for about three years but because of health reasons we parked it and did nothing More with it she said. Due to Frank Rodriguezs illness the family had to remain Home most of the time and outings were simply impossible. Maggie Gebhardt Gebhardt @ daily news. Net Frankie Rodriguez 4, Hoxie eats a Sno Cone at Snoball express on tuesday in Hoxie. By tim Carpenter Topeka capital journal Topeka the unanticipated filing by businesses of $ 22.3 million in Kansas income tax refunds two thirds of that total was claimed by a Lone company pulled the state governments Revenue tally under water in August officials said tuesday. Officials with the Kansas department of Revenue revealed tax collections last month reached $ 422 million which was $ 25 million less than planned under projections developed in april by the administration of gov. Sam Brownback. Individual corporate Oil Severance and retail sales receipts fell Short in August but taxes paid to Kansas for out of state purchases exceeded the target by $ 2.4 million. Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan said he publicly identify the recipient of a $ 13.7 million corporate income tax credit other than to describe the project As a great development. Nor would he characterize Revenue sucking business tax rebates in anything other than a positive Light. Those Are great Jordan said. They provide growth. They produce jobs in the state of Kansas but they do count against our tax revenues. He said Kansas would have been close to the monthly projection absent refunds claimed under the High performance incentive program which provides companies a 10 percent investment tax credit and the promoting employment across Kansas program which allows businesses adding jobs to retain employee withholding tax. Hip is designed to attract capital investment while Peak is about broadening employment. Sen. Laura Kelly a Topeka Democrat on the Senate ways and Means committee said she was concerned substantial tax increases adopted by the gop led House and Senate with Brownbacks Blessing during the 2015 legislature had yet to move the states Revenue Needle. Tax collections less than expected by Karen la Pierre Lapierre daily news. Net awk investments will be approaching the Hays City commission at the 6 30 p. M. Work session thursday to speak about the proposed big Creek travel Plaza. The company submitted a proposal in August for the project but it was withdrawn. It Drew the ire of commissioners James Meier and Lance Jones for typographical errors. The company is asking for incentives to build the project. They Are requesting tax increment financing Bonds to finance eligible costs. If approved by All property taxing entities the business would not pay property tax but would use the Money to pay for infrastructure costs. The Tif would be in place for 20 years. They Are also asking the City to authorize the issuance of Industrial Revenue Bonds thus avoiding paying sales tax on construction materials. The City would Issue the Bonds which would be purchased by awk. Construction material costs related to the private improvements Are estimated to be $ 9.1 million. The sales tax exemption would provide $ 732,000 of Benefit. The group is asking the City to authorize a Community improvement District to assess a special sales tax on items purchased at the business. A 2 percent Cid sales tax would be imposed. The Cit yes financial advisor Gilmore and Bell estimated the company would pay 38 percent of development costs. Construction would begin in mid november. The Cit yes financial advisor said the Benefit to the City would be improved water and sewer lines serving residents North of interstate 70, sales tax and transient guest tax. The proposal does conform with the Cit yes economic development policy As Well As applicable state Laws said Toby Dougherty City Manger. Please keep in mind that the economic policy provides a platform for an applicant to ask for incentives but it is not a guarantee that any incentives will be granted. Awk to approach commission with proposal at the Hays City commission press briefing tuesday fire fighter Keith Mermis reminded residents that with fall and Winter approaching its time for the yearly Gas Furnace and water Heater inspection which should be done by a qualified heating contractor once a year. In addition chimneys and vents should be cleaned and inspected at least once a year to prevent Chimney fire due to creosote buildup. Have a covered Metal Container to dispose of the ashes Mermis said. This should be stored More than 10 feet from your residence or other nearby buildings. In addition he recommended ensuring portable space Heaters have an automatic shutoff in Case of accidental fall or overheating. Space Heaters need to be plugged directly into the outlet. No Extension cords should be used. The Hays fire department can provide smoke and Carbon monoxide alarms for persons or families on fixed income that might not be Able to afford them. The had will assist people with limited mobility in installing alarms and changing batteries. Call 785 628 7330 or email Mermis Hay Susa. Com. F firefighters urge Furnace inspections Cooling things off in Hoxie flavors for the shaved ice. 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