Public Hearing Regarding City of Butler Proposed Tax Rates

A hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at the Butler City Hall, 22 W. Ohio at which citizens may be heard on the property tax rates proposed to be set by the City of Butler.  The tax rates are set to produce the revenues which the budget for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2021, shows to be required from the property tax.  Each tax rate is determined by dividing the amount of gross revenue needed by the current assessed valuation.  (The result is multiplied by 100 so the tax rate will be expressed in cents per $100 valuation.)

Assessed Valuation (By Categories)    Prior Tax Year                                           Current Tax Year

                                                                                2020                                                                       2021

Real Estate                                          $        34,3945,916                                                 35,325,958

Personal Property                            $          8,164,519                                                      9,154.059

Total                                                      $        43,110,435                                                     44,480.017

The Following Tax Rates Are Proposed

Amount of Property

Tax Revenues


                                                                                                Proposed Tax Rate (per $100)


                General                                $      271,550.00                                                0.6105

                Parks                                     $        12,721.00                                                 0.0286

                Lake                                       $          5,515.00                                                  0.0124

                Total                                      $      289,786.00                                               0.6515

                                                                                                City Council of Butler, Missouri

                                                                                                Corey N. Snead, City Clerk/Finance Director

Butler Fall City Wide Garage Sale

The Butler Chamber of Commerce announces the dates for Butler Fall City wide garage sale.  Garage Sale date is set for Saturday, September 11th

For residents of Butler who would like to participate you will need to go the Butler Chamber of Commerce Office located at 17 North Main Street in Butler and purchase your permit to display at your garage sale.  Permits cost is Ten dollars.

If you live in the country and would like to have a garage sale Junk in the Truck will be on the Butler Square, permits for junk in the truck are five dollars and can also be purchased at the Butler Chamber of Commerce Office.

Deadline to register for both Butler Fall City wide garage sale and junk in the truck is Wednesday, September 1st.

By purchasing your garage sale permit you will be on the Map of Sales that will be published in the Mid America Shopper and available at various locations around Butler.

Wheels in the Grass Car Show and Swap Meet

Bates County Memorial Hospital will host the Wheels in the Grass Car Show and Swap Meet on Sunday, October 3rd from 10am to 4pm.  This event will be held in the Bates County Memorial Hospital Parking Lot and is a rain or shine event.

Car show registration begins at 10am for a free will donation.  Car show awards will include Best of show • truck • Rat rod • Motorcycle • Special Interest • Cars/trucks 1901 – 1930; 1931-1950, 1951-1970, 1971- present • Cars/trucks 1980 & newer: must have 3 major modifications.

Pre-registration for swap meet participants is required by emailing

Bates County Memorial Hospital is located at 615 West Nursery Street in Butler. To learn more visit

Osage Valley Makes Changes to Their Annual Meeting


The 83rd Annual Meeting of the members of Osage Valley Electric Cooperative Association will be held on August 26, 2021. With deep regrets, the Osage Valley Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors has recently elected to make the difficult decision to alter their original plan to hold the meeting in person at the Benson Center this year.Due to a recent and significant rise in COVID cases in our service area, they felt meeting in a large group could have potential health risks to our members and guests. Attendance at the meeting will be restricted to the Board of Directors only. No member attendance will be granted again this year, but member participation is encouraged through on-line voting. Quorum for the meeting will be established by those registering and voting.Each membership registering will receive a $10 credit on their September electric bill. Additional electric credit certificates will also be given away through drawings of those members registering. No “mail in” voting will be held this year due to time constraints associated with unexpected changes to our Annual Meeting format. Online voting will be available from August 16, 2021 through August 24th, 2021.