- Three out, including city administrator, at Scott City; two resigned, one fired (3/16/17)1
- Business notebook: Cape native goes from farm to mobile-food operation (3/20/17)1
- Police: Man beats pregnant wife, throws her down stairs, abandons her on side of road (3/14/17)17
- Several tournaments already booked at Sportsplex (3/16/17)6
- Cairo man pleads guilty to bank murders (3/17/17)1
- Former Scott City administrator: 'I was forced to resign' (3/21/17)6
- Two people found dead in Advance house fire (3/21/17)
- Two local lawmakers back charter school bill; Perryville lawmaker objects to measure (3/19/17)19
- Two Cape men charged with second-degree murder of Grandi (3/21/17)2
- Cape's 24-hour endurance run keeps growing; some will run more than 100 miles beginning Friday night (3/15/17)1
Prestwick project should borrow needed funding
To the editor:
It appears the Cape Girardeau City Council has already got in lockstep with the developer of the Prestwick Plantation project. The residents of Cape Girardeau are being asked to supply the money for the infrastructure through taxes, which would be generated by the assessments on the developed property.
This is not right. The developer should get funding from a commercial lender. The city cannot afford to fix a seat in a fire truck, and that is a sad case. Remember that the city is going to try to raise taxes again this fall.
Citizens, get the whole story from your city council. Pick up the Prestwick Plantation brochure. You will see what I am saying. Remember that all citizens pay taxes, and not all citizens are golfers.
JOHN R. HECKROTTE