Congratulations, NEWTON COUNTY!
ALL of your Justices of the Peace (JPs) UNANIMOUSLY voted to pass the Constitutional Resolution tonight! This is WONDERFUL news!
We sincerely thank the Justices of the Peace (JPs) in Newton County for their GOOD VOTES and for supporting this wonderful Constitutional Resolution. You are honorable people of integrity.
Here is the Newton County Resolution as a PDF for you all to read.
This resolution will be up for other counties in northern Arkansas to be voted on SOON!
If you’re not up to speed on this subject, BE SURE to read all 6 parts of the NABORS Landfill boondoggle and the terrible trash tax/”service fee” that was forced upon the residents in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Newton, and Searcy Counties in Northern Arkansas (see the links below)… BUT the resolution that was passed in Newton County tonight stands as a Constitutional reminder that Justices of the Peace (JPs) in the quorum (county) courts here in Arkansas have “exclusive original jurisdiction” over those types of matters, according to Article 7, Section 28 of our Arkansas State Constitution:
Article 7, Section 28. County courts – Jurisdiction – Single judge holding court. The County Courts shall have exclusive original jurisdiction in all matters relating to county taxes, roads, bridges, ferries, paupers, bastardy, vagrants, the apprenticeship of minors, the disbursement of money for county purposes, and in every other case that may be necessary to the internal improvement and local concerns of the respective counties. The County Court shall be held by one judge, except in cases otherwise herein provided.
The hyperlinks below will bring you to each of the trash tax/”service fee” articles so far.
Extortion in Arkansas! Tax Increase – Trash Tax for 6 Counties in Northern Ark.
Residents, be sure to attend your quorum court meetings this month! Don’t miss these meetings! Baxter and Boone County’s are this week:
In BAXTER County: April 3, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. for regular session in the second floor courtroom of the courthouse. Here’s their April 2018 agenda.
#1 East Seventh Street, Mountain Home, Arkansas
In BOONE County: April 3, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Quorum Court has their Budget Finance Committee meeting and will discuss the trash tax/”service fee” the same night
AND they also meet for regular quorum court on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the OEM Building in Harrison, Arkansas
Here is the resolution and JP contact info for Baxter County:
***Click here for Baxter County Resolution***
Baxter County Judge Mickey Pendergrass, 870-425-7756 [email protected]
Here is the resolution and JP contact info for Boone County:
***Boone County UPDATED Resolution*** (BOONE COUNTY NEEDS to pass this stronger Resolution. JPs, this one does have more “teeth” to it. The one they passed does nothing.)
Boone County Judge Robert Hathaway, 870-741-5760, [email protected]
We’re also including the specific resolutions for Carroll, Marion, and Searcy Counties and their JP contact info.
Carroll County Quorum Court meets every third Monday at 5:00 p.m. at 210 W. Church Street in Berryville, Arkansas 72616.
***Click here for the Carroll County Resolution***
Carroll County Judge Sam Barr: 870-423-2967
Marion County Quorum Court meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
at the main courtroom in the Courthouse in Yellville, Arkansas 72687.
***Click here for the Marion County Resolution***
Marion County Judge: Terry C. Ott, 870-449-6231 [email protected]
Marion County JPs:
Searcy County Quorum Court meets Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
200 South Highway 27, Marshall, Arkansas 72650
**Click here for the Searcy County Resolution**
Searcy County Judge, Jim Harness 870-448-3554
Searcy County JPs:
Stay aware, stay involved, and stay vigilant… and remember to stay tuned!
Remember: eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.
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