Amy Poelker St Ann Ward 2 Alderman 2011- Present

Seniors, Tax & more

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Make sure your Seniors know

if you're a senior over 65; 100% disabled or between 60-64 and receive surviving spouse social security benefits, you can apply for the Missouri Property Tax Credit Claim, MO-PTC/Circuit Breaker program. Below is the information link for that program. 

The Missouri Property Tax Credit Claim gives credit to certain senior citizens and 100 percent disabled individuals for a portion of the real estate taxes or rent they have paid for the year. The credit is for a maximum of $750 for renters and $1,100 for owners who owned and occupied their home. The actual credit is based on the amount of real estate taxes or rent paid and total household income (taxable and nontaxable).If you rent from a facility that does not pay property taxes, you are not eligible for a Property Tax Credit.
http://dor.mo.gov/personal/ptc/documents/proptax.pdf

Suggested New ACA Bill

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Check with your city for discounts for Seniors as well, Republic Trash, typically has a discount with your city if they are your trash provider.

In the City of St Ann it is 10% and I negotiated through the 2020 Contract for no more than a 52 cent increase for Seniors over the 5 year period. 

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On this page I will attempt to keep up to date current info that may affect your real estate or personal property taxes and the current chart from St. Louis County, so that you can make good decisions with your families income.
 

We are in the St Louis County Counsil District 2 and the Airport Township. DEM    REP

 

Check below for the latest announcements for upcoming elections. There are now links on both the left and right side of pages for specific information by type.

ST LOUIS COUNTY ELECTION SITE

Please note pages 53 and 54 for the St. Ann Prop P and the West Overland Fire Dist. tax proposals

 

 

 
 

On this pdf link you can locate numbers for the tax the city sets at the committee meeting at the end of sept., typically stl cty has numbers they put out around 9/15 that are accurate enough to count on when deciding this % amt. the dollar amt to go with this % can be located on the cities budget under realestate revenue.  hope this helps clear up this question on taxing.

http://revenue.stlouisco.com/pdfs/

On this page I'll include a list of links to other web sites that are of public interest. I may also include an explanation of what I like about the site.

We must ALL work towards becoming a Community again.

Thus to start it out I say Welcome, we must start with a smile and a hello to those we pass by day to day.

We must protect each other by becoming our Neighbors Keeper...Make the calls to 911, when you see something, anything that appears Suspicious or out of the ordinary. The police would rather handle a call that turns out to be nothing, or m...aybe prevents a crime from occurring, than handle a call where you have already become a victim.

Our children are in desperate need of our attention, we are all very busy in our daily lives however we must take a step backwards in time to change the future. Be involved in your child's education somehow, whether it be by following up on the homework, attending a class party or going to the Pto/Pta meetings...your participation in their education strengthens the Teachers ability to help your child succeed and shows your child just how important it is that they learn so they can succeed in their futures.

Now I need your thoughts...How else can we turn around this crazy world we are raising our families in?

Let's work together on this, please. Whether you elect me on not.

#YOuCanAlwaysCallOnAmy

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Follow this link to Accomplishments that I have initiated or participated in over the last 5.5 years in the City of St Ann as one of their Alderman.

http://nocofoshojrvbc.tripod.com/amypoelker/id56.html

#YouCanAlwaysCallOnAmy

The Little Bit Foundation

Our distribution model is one of a kind. At each of our partner schools, we establish Little Bit Boutiques, where students are visited weekly by a consistent team of volunteers, who deliver essential items and take time to engage and encourage each child. Additionally, Little Bit teams, at times in concert with program affiliates, organize literacy events, health and wellness screenings and education, and other integral programs to serve the needs of the whole child – body, mind and spirit.

Mental Illness
 is a very important topic, awareness must be built on it, if we are to see change. In some way or another Mental Illness effects every person, whether it be them, a friend, a loved one, or the person who makes them a victim. If I had my drothers it would be a required high school class to give the kids a head start on understanding themselves, others and being aware of the signs.
Thank you Mary, Ritenour and Neighborhood Watch for bringing this back to the forefront for awareness.


Our Neighborhood Watch is extremely Proactive...Our PD works hard to keep our City safe. Don't let the Media influence your opinions. There are 6 major companies that own everything and they are all Media Companies. Municipal policing is a good idea. They are more in touch with the residents of the communities. Typically since they are only assigned to the muni they are within, service times are 2-5 minutes as well. There are many good aspects of SB5 as a matter of Fact the munis helped put together the Minimum Standards of the Law. To become CALEA certified takes 3 years, No Less, which is one of the reasons Stenger's Bill was an Overreach of Government. The other reason it was an Overreach of Government is simply stated....The Police Departments are governed by the State of Missouri as are the Municipalities. St Louis County is a political subdivision of the state just like the rest of the munis. Below see the NW Post...

St. Ann Neighborhood Watch

I stumbled across an amazing video this morning. Although it addresses tough issues, please take a minute few minutes to watch it. Here's a website to reach Chris Stapleton's Fire Away video through billboard.com or you should be able to click on the picture below to watch.

Also, as mentioned at the Neighborhood Watch Meeting last week, Officer Luu discussed an upcoming P.A.W.S. (the parent group at Hoech Middle school) meeting that will be held at Hoech Middle School on March 14. Megan Meier’s mom, Tina, will discuss the effects of bullying, cyberbullying and suicide. All are welcome, but they would like a head count. If you would like to attend, please call 314-327-8000 ext. 1271).
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Everyone knows someone....My daughter has ADHD linked here is a school project she did on it in the 8th grade at Hoech Middle School. Today she is at UMSL studying to be a Psychiatrist.

Social Promotion

Social Promotion needs to end as well;

We are not helping children into the future when we pass them from grade to grade without the skills needed for the next level. I was at a meeting where they stated Social Promotion came along because people did not want 14yr olds in 1st grade classes. This is a ridiculous excuse to pass kids through the system without the tools necessary to succeed.

 If they fail the 1st year, additional steps should be taken to help them through the next. We wonder why there is hopelessness in society, yet we promote programs that lead to it. Parents expect that when their child moves to the next grade that they are ready, they do not expect that their child was not prepared.

We must invest in our children from the beginning, they will be the future leaders of our great nation as well as the ones that take care of us when we grow too old to do it ourselves.



Composite Tax Rates:  127 - RR - 2016
Taxing AuthorityRes.Com.Agr.Per.Man.
State of Missouri0.03000.03000.03000.03000.0300
County General0.20600.20500.17900.20900.2090
County Health Fund0.13800.13700.12000.14000.1400
County Park Maintenance0.04900.04900.04300.05000.0500
County Bond Retire0.01900.01900.01900.01900.0190
Roads and Bridges0.10300.10300.09000.10500.1050
St. Louis Community College0.21850.21850.21850.21850.2185
Special School District1.24091.24091.24091.24091.2409
Metropolitan Zoo Museum District0.27950.27950.27950.27950.2795
County Library0.24600.26300.24500.22500.2250
School - Ritenour5.69305.93950.00005.01215.0121
Metropolitan Sewer District0.11960.11960.11960.11960.1196
Fire - Community1.86301.86300.00001.86301.8630
City of St Ann0.51600.46200.00000.19300.0000
Sheltered Workshop0.08800.09000.07900.09000.0900
Total Tax Rates >>10.809511.01902.66359.79469.6016
Additional Charges *
Commercial Surcharge$1.70
Sewer Lateral Fee$10.00

Agr. = AgriculturalCom. = CommercialMan. = Manufacturing
Per. = Personal PropertyRes.  = Residential 

* Additional charges are not calculated in the total tax rate.
Per one hundred dollars of assessed value.
CDBG GRANTS
 
Get Information on Home Improvement Program (St. Louis County Community Block Grant)
The Community Development Block Grant Home Improvement Program is administered through St. Louis County.  For more information on the program please contact St. Louis County Office of Community Development at 314 615-4405 or click on the link
 
FOR THE CDBG GRANT CALL THE NUMBER HERE:
Clayton Office
121 S. Meramec, Ste. 444
St. Louis, MO 63105
(314) 615-8232
 
WHEN THE VOICEMAIL KICKS IN HIT #1 IF YOU HEAR ST. ANN'S NAME THEN THERE IS STILL MONEY AVAILABLE, THEN YOU WILL HIT #1 TO LEAVE A MESSAGE SO THAT THEY CAN CALL YOU BACK AND TAKE YOUR INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE. from there if you qualify they will send you an application in the mail.

https://www.stlouisco.com/PropertyandRoads/CommunityDevelopment/CDBG


Please share this info with people you know who may need it, i am told there is still money left...

EMAIL Amy click here

Municipal Links to their Website and Services

CITY WEBSITE

ST ANN PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST FORM

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 Zoo Member, NRA, KCU, St Ann Alderman in 5th Term - Unopposed last 4 runs, USAV, AAU V, Operation Graduation, Pride & Promise, SAPA, SABA, Ran as a Candidate for St Louis County Council-got 41% of vote. RLAC & Ritenour Parent Advocacy Committees.

Paid for by Citizens for Amy Poelker, Rebecca (Becky) Buwalda Treasurer.