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HADH will seek tax increase in August special election

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 1:20 pm

Voters in the Hermann Area District Hospital service area will be asked Aug. 4 to increase the property tax they pay to the hospital from 70 cents to $1. The special election will be called after the HADH board Friday afternoon adopted an order seeking a vote. The move to boost the district’s property tax — now at 70.26 cents per $100 assessed value — comes in the wake of

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  • HADH board could OK August special tax-increase vote

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 10:37 am

    A special meeting of the Hermann Area District Hospital Board of Directors is set for Friday afternoon to consider adopting a measure calling for a special vote in August to increase the district’s property tax. The special session is set for 4:30 p.m. at the hospital. An increase in the property tax — now standing at 70 cents per $100 assessed value — is a key part of the plan

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  • Trend in sales tax figures troubling for Gasconade County officials

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    As mid-year approaches and Gasconade County government officials begin assessing the finances, they’ll be keeping a closer eye on one key part of the budget puzzle: Sales tax revenue. County Clerk Lesa Lietzow, the county’s chief budget officer,  Thursday morning said she is troubled by the trend that was seen in County Treasurer Michael Feagan’s monthly report to the County Commission.   Regarding the county’s sales tax, the payment received

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  • HADH panel mulls return to sub-district elections

    Posted on May 5, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Less than a year after deciding to hold at-large elections to fill seats on the Hermann Area District Hospital board, consideration is being given to returning to sub-district elections. The notion of sub-district elections for the six seats was raised during the April session of the HADH board, when four members took the oath of office. Three had been elected in the April 7 election and a fourth had been

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  • Idea grows into plan for murals on Hermann buildings

    Posted on April 28, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    It was an idea planted a decade ago. “It’s been slowly growing since,” said Betty Hartbauer of the effort to tell Hermann’s story through artwork on walls. Last Thursday night Hartbauer, Theresa Black, Tammy Bruckerhoff and Kathy Durham, members of a women’s group looking to see the seed planted 10 years ago blossom into a cascade of colors, pitched the idea of professional artists coming to town to decorate the

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  • Mercy report: HADH needs more tax revenue

    Posted on April 28, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    A tax increase is necessary if Hermann Area District Hospital is to remain a viable health care provider in the region — and efforts should start now to build support for an increase. That appears to be the linchpin of the results of a 90-day study by Mercy Health of HADH’s business operations as part of the effort to get the local hospital back on solid financial footing. “In order

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  • Hospital board to elect officers Monday night

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Officers will be selected Monday night as two new members join the Hermann Area District Hospital Board of Directors. Three members were elected to the board April 7 — including incumbent Board President Randy Eikermann. Joining Eikermann as new members will be Dave Johnson and Mathew Reidhead. Monday night’s session will be the panel’s reorganization meeting. The new board will be faced with filling another vacancy, one created by the

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