In accordance with CDC and the President’s Coronavirus Taskforce guidelines, the City of Neosho announced this morning that it will cancel City sponsored Town Halls scheduled for Thursday, March 19 and Thursday, April 2, 2020.

The Town Hall sessions were planned to provide the citizens of Neosho in-person explanation of Proposition SAFER, the ½ general sales tax proposition to help support the City of Neosho public safety agencies.

“We are disappointed to have to forego the opportunity for our staff and public safety leaders to meet with citizens face-to-face and explain the reasoning for Proposition SAFER and how the Neosho community will benefit by approving the measure” stated David Kennedy, City Manager. “Having the ability to meet directly with the public is essential, allowing for their questions and concerns only helps strengthen our efforts. However, at this juncture it is more important to put the health and welfare of our citizens and employees first and cancel these public sessions.”

” Video Conferences, releases or possible streaming events are being considered to provide the information in as live an atmosphere as possible and possibly enable the ability of the public to ask direct questions in a live setting” stressed Kennedy. The City will announce in advance any video or streaming sessions via social media, web presence and press releases.

Proposition SAFER will appear on the April 7 ballot in Neosho. The general sales tax has been determined important enough for the Southwest Missouri Firefighters Association to endorse the measure. However, the planned community engagement by that group has also been curtailed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

For additional information and to see the ballot language for Proposition SAFER, please visit http://cms6.revize.com/revize/neoshomissouri/news_detail_T12_R303.php