- Two men face charges in Cape prostitution sting (5/28/17)
- Former coroner convicted of felony theft now faces prison in misdemeanor case (5/23/17)2
- Police: Woman arrested after meth found hidden in pants (5/26/17)4
- Woman may lose foot after being hit by moped (5/24/17)
- Illinois Trail of Tears site where Cherokee buried named to National Historic Register (5/24/17)
- Business notebook: Woman, sister-in-law buy Perryville custom-wear shop (5/22/17)
- Police apprehend Charleston man they say hit Cape woman with car (5/24/17)
- Rabies confirmed in Cape County after person bitten by bat (5/26/17)
- Man with prior sex convictions charged with abuse of a child 10 years ago (5/25/17)2
- New features at Cape Splash geared for kids; revenue has exceeded costs by more than $200K (5/24/17)1
Taxpayers waiting for Prestwick to withdraw plan
To the editor:
The Cape Girardeau School Board has expressed its concerns about the proposed tax-increment financing for the Prestwick development with a resounding no. The school board spent many hours going over the Prestwick plan and found out it was not in the best interest of the citizens of Cape Girardeau. Truly, the school board was following the guidelines of being good stewards of the taxpayers' funds.
As stated by Cord Dombrowski, if the school board did not approve the TIF for Prestwick, he would withdraw the proposal. The taxpayers are waiting for his withdrawal statement.
Only one-third of the battle has been won. The controversy will continue with the TIF commission and the city council. The taxpayers will continue to do battle till they have buried TIF.
JOHN R. HECKROTTE