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Columbia Missourian

VOTERS GUIDE 2012: Assessor, sales tax, revenue bonds on ballot in Moniteau County

By Alexandra Engel
September 28, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT

This article is part of the Missourian's 2012 general election voters guide.

County Assessor


The Moniteau County assessor places value on public and personal real estate for the purpose of property taxation. The county assessor reassesses property values every year in order to keep up with the current market. Reassessment is the process that updates the current assessed value and happens every year but is only placed on the tax rolls every odd-numbered year. 

GREG BAER, (D), California

Personal: Age 56. He is married and has one daughter.

Education: Attended California R-1 High School, graduating in 1970.

Occupation: Co-owner of Baer Brothers Woodworking, a specialty cabinet-making shop since 1989.

Background: Lifelong resident of Moniteau County and owner of a small business for 27 years.


MELISSA HENTGES, (R), California

Personal: Age 34. Has one daughter.

Education: High School

Occupation: Moniteau County assessor.

Background: Melissa is from Tipton and has been a lifelong resident of Moniteau County.



Proposition 2:  Increase the sales tax

What: The revenue from the increase in the sales tax would go toward the emergency dispatch services for Moniteau County.

Proposition 3: Revenue bond

What: The city of Jamestown is voting on a revenue bond issue that would call for improvements in city sewers and water pipes.