Page 29 of 22 Dec 1976 Issue of Sioux Center News in Sioux-Center, Iowa

See the full image with a free trial.

Start for Free
Want a high-quality poster of this page? Add to Cart

Read an issue on 22 Dec 1976 in Sioux-Center, Iowa and find what was happening, who was there, and other important and exciting news from the times. You can also check out other issues in The Sioux Center News.

Browse Sioux Center News

How to Find What You Are Looking for on This Page

We use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to make the text on a newspaper image searchable. Below is the OCR data for 22 Dec 1976 Sioux Center News in Sioux-Center, Iowa. Because of the nature of the OCR technology, sometimes the language can appear to be nonsensical. The best way to see what’s on the page is to view the newspaper page.

Sioux Center News (Newspaper) - December 22, 1976, Sioux Center, Iowa Cites local option taxes Liaa says it will seek direct state Aid for cities the league of Iowa municipalities today in a statement before the governor s hearing on the state budget indicated it would continue to seek increased direct state Aid to cities but indicated no increase would be needed for next year if lawmakers authorize local option sales taxes after re Ferenda by local county or City residents and Grant cities a larger share of the state Road use tax fund. Without those two actions the league said cities will need a boost from the current $12 million level of municipal assistance. It ultimately municipal assistance needs to be funded at an annual level of $100 million the amount which could be raised by a one cent statewide sales tax increase. Noting that state sales taxes Rose by 9 percent and income tax collections by 27 percent Between by 74 and by 76, the league pointed out that property taxes for cities counties and schools Rose 13.5 a 1 percent. The property increases Drew most of the heat from the voters however so City officials took More than their share of the attack said league president Ollie Weigel mayor of Ankeny at the same time Weigel said the costs of cities Rose sharply. During the past four years he said gasoline and Oil prices jumped by 90 percent i Csc fuel 159 percent Concrete and Sand 96 percent cast Iron pipe 110 percent and liability coverage from 100 to 300 percent. Weigel said City residents deserve the Chance to choose whether a sales tax would make sense in their communities As a Means of shifting away from heavy Reliance on the  property tax. He said sales taxes spread the Burden of supporting services Over a wider portion of the Public which uses the services respond to changes in the Economy and Are More fair than property taxes. He said property tax Relief does t really Aid the taxpayer unless other Revenue sources Are provided. Property tax ceilings eventually must result in reduced City services he Weigel said property tax Relief also could be gained through sending cities More Road use tax dollars. Weigel restated statistics supporting the cities claim to a greater share of the rut fund 75 percent of Iowa s residents live in cities municipal streets and highways carry More than 40 percent of the vehicle Miles travelled in the state county roads carry 15 percent City residents paid 52.5 million in property taxes to support county roads last year county residents paid nothing to support City streets Only 31 percent of City Street funding comes from the Road use tax. Nearly 60 percent of county Road funding comes from the tax More than 66 percent of City Street funding comes from City property taxes and special assessments Only 32 percent of county Road funding comes from property taxes cities have outstanding bonded Street indebtedness of $145 million counties have Only $500,000. Some cities pay As much As 36 percent of their local property taxes to Street needs Weigel added. Looking at the total state Aid picture. Weigel said county governments received a Tot Al of $103 million from state funds this year while cities got a total of $61 million. The league also called for an increase in state support for state required local sewage treatment projects the state pays 5 percent of such projects while cities pick up 20 percent with the rest paid by Federal dollars Ami for contribution of state Aid to Urban and Rural transit systems. Weigel urged funding of the Railroad crossing repair fund which was authorized this year but was not funded. He snid state mandated unemployment compensation coverage for City employees could Cost Iowa cities $1 million per year unless state lawmakers fulfil assurances that state Aid will replace current Federal funding of the program which is due to expire next year. Iva is one of 18 states where county governments have received More Federal Ciencural Revenue sharing than City governments. Mayor Ollie Weigel Ankeny president of the league of Iowa municipalities told lie governor s hearing on general Revenue sharing monday. Nationally in the first 5 years of the program Weigel said cities received 35,3 percent of the general Revenue sharing fund counties 25.6 percent but in Iowa cities got Only 28 percent while counties received 38.6 percent. In that period Iowa cities received $115.5 million counties got $159.1 million. Weigel said the disparity Between what cities and counties received in Iowa May Stem from the fact that 30 percent of Iowa s municipal budgets Are financed by user fees. The Gas formula leans heavily on tax Effort As a criteria for distribution Weigel said. Since user fees Are not classed As tax Effort they Don t help cities gain Gas dollars. Yet Weigel added user fees finance vital City services such As solid waste disposal water sanitation sewage systems and some recreational activities. Weigel proposed that the state allow cities to finance user fee activities through tax receipts from a local option sales tax adopted by local referendum or through properly taxes. State limits on City tax Askings he observed Cut into Gas receipts. The league president also asserted that lawmakers should pass legislation to permit counties to use Gas funds to assist City programs. He noted that counties arc credited with City residents and tax Askings in Gas distribution and therefore City programs should be eligible for help from county sharing funds. Biblical archaeology at Northwestern the Northwestern College religion department will offer biblical archaeology on wednesday evenings during the second semester. Or. Lyle Vander Werff instructor of the course urges Community members to enrol. Students taking biblical archaeology will study How archaeologists operate dig Ging dating and determining the significance of the find correlating discoveries with biblical history and text. It s a fascinating subject says Vander Werff. As you get into biblical archaeology the people and events of the past come alive for you he explains. You Sec that biblical characters Are not All that different from us. Their Faith response and desire to live obedient lives involve struggles like we 1 thanks folks for the privilege of serving Youl operational staff Paul Adkins chief of police Lawrence Bleeker police sergeant Larry Wielenga police Randy Muller police Bill Vanotterloo police James Hollander treasurer Everett Franken code enforce it. Officer Eldon Westra office manager Bev Garrod stenographer. Eileen Vander Vliet stenographer Myrna Hoekstra bookkeeper  Linda Zeutenhorst ass t bookkeeper Lester Brommer fire chief Elnier Vermeer. Administrative ass t. Paul Clousing Dir. Of comm. Develop. Dave Ruter recreation director or. R. Samani health officer a a Airport Raindy Brouwer manager Low rent housing Agency Tepaske chm. De Harskamp Warren snieder Jim Koldenhoven Park commission Leslie Bromm Rgerald Harskamp Martin j. Moeller utilities Harold Schiebout utilities supt. De Roghair or. Fred Corbin Bert Dykhuizen Neal Vanroekel Gary Deinken Henry Baker Dave Huisman Joe Vanroekel Larry Milroy Dennis de Kruyf Lyle Vermeer Paul punt Nelson Cleveringa John Louwerse planning is zoning comm. Arend t. Wassink chairman Dayrel Rensink Secretary de Harskamp or. De Stoetman Tim de Stigter Del Tepaske Bernard de wit Loyd Vermeer James Horst Mari i Gerald de weird sanitation department Gerrit Harskamp 1 Volunteer firemen Ross k. Vernon president Don Brommer vice president Lester Brommer chief e. John Kosters ass t. Chief Everett Franken Dep. Chief Steve Siebersma Secretary Stan Altena treasurer Jeris Brantsen Alan Schouten Jleonard de Stigter Gerald Harskamp Peter Schouten Marv Boone Tom de Bondt Marion Mouw Eugene Altena Evert de Bondt Junior Jansen Leslie j. Brommer Melvin Schouten John Bleeker Larry Visser Wilbur Huisman Vern Boone custodians Peter w. Mouw Cornelia Koops Bernard Koops Elmer Juffer librarians mrs. Lois Siebersma mrs. Dorothy Boeyink mrs. Kay Dobbins mrs. Peg Johnson mrs. Mickl Mouw mrs. Mary Lynn Bogaard Library trustees Vernon Mouw treasurer mrs. Mary Louise Gardner mrs. Narinch Teveltrup we. R. Beernink mrs. Marge Beernink mrs. A Dunc be r Hoef mrs. Darlene Mouw Mike Vanden Bosch Don Broek swimming Pool sync Sybesma Park caretakers Albert Vande Kamp Merrith. Vanroekel from your City Council and municipal staff at we Prajim to com Monte 7$ Zatk of of Jlou. The City administration and staff would Ike to say thanks. For another year of Community Progress and citizen performance As a Community we Are closely knit As a group with Many goals and ideals which we hold in common. 1975 has been a very rewarding year in terms of Progress and cooperation. We Point with Pride to the following 7. Citizen support for the Community Center project. 2. Successful Volunteer , program. 3. Development of programs for senior citizens. 4. Continued support to the Sioux Center Hospital. 5. Continued support of our educational systems. C. The enthusiastic work by the Many civic organizations. /. The continued attitude of joint planning and joint use of Public facilities. Yes we can truly give thanks for another splendid year. As we extend to you our seasons greetings May the peace and happiness of Christmas be yours today and every Day throughout the Comina year. A and Proba by y most import a it of All As we see Many rapid changes in our Way of life As a nation to heed the gospel admonition in whatsoever state i am therewith to be Content. Phil. 4 11. We have so Many blessings individually and As a Community that More than Ever we need to make full use of what we have. With constant vigilance and planning As a Community there is so. Much we can do to minimize inflation and Energy problems. Councilmen Rossk Vernon . Kosters Willis Alberda Dale Den Herder Melvin Schouten mayor William l. Mouw City attorney i Roger Evans City manager Darrel Rensink

Search All Newspapers in Sioux Center, Iowa

Advanced Search

Search Courier

Search the Sioux Center News Today with a Free Trial

We want people to find what they are looking for at NewspaperArchive. We are confident that we have the newspapers that will increase the value of your family history or other historical research. With our 7-day free trial, you can view the documents you find for free.

Not Finding What You Were Looking for on This Page of The Sioux Center News?

People find the most success using advanced search. Try plugging in keywords, names, dates, and locations, and get matched with results from the entire collection of newspapers at NewspaperArchive!

Looking Courier

Browse Newspapers

You can also successfully find newspapers by these browse options. Explore our archives on your own!

By Location

By Location

Browse by location and discover newspapers from all across the world.

Browse by Location
By Date

By Date

Browse by date and find publications for a specific day or era.

Browse by Date
By Publication

By Publication

Browse old newspaper publications to find specific newspapers.

Browse by Publication
By Collection

By Collection

Browse our newspaper collections to learn about historical topics.

Browse by Collection