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Cape council debates Casino Funds

Mar 19, 2013 -- 5:30pm


Cape Girardeau City Councilman John Voss made every effort Monday to change the list of projects to be funded with Isle Casino Cape Girardeau-produced revenue.  The council debated whether to support his amendment to remove a proposed downtown parking lot behind Last Call on Broadway.  Voss tells KZIM-KSIM that more thought must be given to the way the funds are spent.   Voss said the council has not received any direction from city staff on how the utility bills might be reduced, and he did not want to see money from the casino fund go to projects when the council does not know for certain revenue will stay on track.  The city hasn't raised the flat-fee per month charged to sewer customers to the maximum level of 16-dollars, but the rate for water usage has been raised the full amount allowed, to $3.

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