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qfingers - Jail Committee to draft ¼ per cent sales tax ballot resolution - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
The number required to do away with sales tax is an additional 15% on top of what we already pay. So it would be 22.75%. http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/consi... And the universal rebate would make it progressive so it's really not too bad an idea if we can get rid of the IRS in…
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Do you really need a reply to your sarcasm? At least I assume it was sarcasm?
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The voters who approved this referendum also expected the construction work and engineering work to be LOCAL. But the Board has went out of town many times over the years most recently they went to Rockford for their printer business. They don't mind taking money from the local taxpayers but don't seem to feel the local folks are good enough to provide the services needed. Hannibal had no…
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Well let's look at this. A failed construction worker and a a total tool bag want to hire a construction manager knowing full well that there would be no point to it, especially when they're from out-of-town, because we have plenty of firms here that can handle it. And they did this just a few months before they're up for re-election? Leroy Jethro Gibbs doesn't believe in coincidence,…
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Round it up to 15% and do away with IRS

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Harpole's Heartland Lodge opens Sunset Valley

7 months ago by Bryan Nichols

New lodge is resort's third in Pike County

From a press release:

Harpole’s Heartland Lodge & Resort is proud to announce the opening of their third lodge in Pike County, Illinois! This 10,180 sq. ft. lodge is located less than one mile from the main resort and sits on its own private 52 acres. Located on the Mississippi River bluffs, this lodge features incredible views of the river valley and the Missouri hills.

The lodge is named Sunset Valley and can be reserved exclusively as a private cabin or by individual rooms, similar to our existing two lodges. The lodge’s focus is to expand the resort side of the business and Sunset Valley is perfect for weddings, friends and family gatherings, business retreats, couples getaways and any other reason you may want a retreat close to home.

This lodge continues Harpole’s Heartland Lodge goal of making Pike, Calhoun and West Central Illinois a better place to live. The following are some of the positive impacts this new lodge will have to the area:


  1. An estimated 2,600 new tourists visiting Pike County and staying at Sunset Valley annually.

    1. An estimated additional 1,200 guests will be attending weddings, conferences and other events at Sunset Valley.

    2. An estimated total of 3,800 tourists and guests will be visiting each year.

    3. Some visitors will decide to return and invest in the community.

  2. Visitors will be encouraged to shop at our local restaurants, grocery stores, and retail establishments.

    1. Visitors will inject an estimated $1,447,800 annually into our local economy. (The average visitor will spend $127 on gas, food and shopping in our community. Multiply by 3 for total economic impact. 3,800 x $127 = $382,600 x 3 = $1,447,800.)

    2. Possible annual sales tax generated is $97,726.50.

  3. Estimated Lodging tax generated annually = $45,115.20.

    1. $18,720 will go into our Pike County’s local lodging tax.

    2. $26,395.20 will go to state hotel tax with a portion coming back to Western IL.

  4. New jobs will be created.

    1. Sunset Valley Lodge will result in several new jobs and will help to sustain current jobs.

    2. Over 15 local contractors were used during construction and renovation of Sunset Valley along with using local suppliers for materials.


The new lodge complements the two existing lodges that bring in over 10,000 annual visitors to Pike County from all over the world. These annual visitors inject millions of dollars into our local economy.


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