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Winter Weather Advisory

Issued:
2:33 PM CST on February 16, 2019
Expires:
6:00 AM CST on February 17, 2019
Snow Showers
Saturday 40%
High 26° / Low 23°
Snow Showers
Snow showers. Lows overnight in the low 20s.
Overcast
Sunday 10%
High 31° / Low 19°
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Cloudy. High 31F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
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Monday 10%
High 31° / Low 19°
Overcast
Cloudy. High 31F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Snow
Tuesday 90%
High 31° / Low 27°
Snow
Cloudy. Snow likely in the afternoon. High 31F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 90%. Snowfall around one inch.
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Wednesday 20%
High 32° / Low 19°
Overcast
Cloudy. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 32F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 0%
High 37° / Low 29°
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High 37F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 20%
High 42° / Low 38°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 42F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

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What all the fuss is about

What is the core issue in a lot of these recent letters/press releases is that the Fire District is asserting that they are not getting their fair share of tax revenue. Get being loosely defined and both not getting money and being charged too much in some cases. This is about the TIF tax abatement for what can be called the Wal-Mart development. The details are complex, and since I am personally not a lawyer, tax accountant, or knowledgeable in TIFs and the details of the Wal-Mart TIF, I am very hesitant to judge the merits of either sides arguments.

Even the flow of money is complex, in that in some cases instead of not getting money, the Fire District is paying from the taxes it gets back to the city to pay for its share of the TIF. Is the amount correct, should they be liable for all phases of the project, did they agree to some aspects, is their explicate agreement requires? These are all questions that may take a judge to decide in the end.

Somewhere there is a quote about sitting on the fence getting you shot by both sides, but I cannot seem to find it.

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