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Updates: October 3, 2019          

“Unity Has A Voice”

WQAD 8 Coverage

DAVENPORT, Iowa – While the Scott County Board of Supervisors held their bi-weekly meeting inside of the Scott County Administration Building downtown on October 3, supporters of the Mt. Sinai Christian Fellowship Church were making noise outside in the parking lot.

It was a noisy yet peaceful and non-confrontational attempt to draw attention to the problem they’ve been dealing with since August.

“It’s not just about Mt. Sinai now. This is about churches, not only in the Quad Cities, but churches that around the state, as well as around the nation,” said Pastor Frank Livingston

Livingston describes the rally as an attempt to remain persistent and to show unity among the community as part of his congregation called upon the county board of supervisors to abate text debt they recently learned about.

Church hosts rally asking for tax debt abatement during county board meeting

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Prayer

Posted by LaTanya Seabrook on Thursday, October 3, 2019

Prayer

Posted by LaTanya Seabrook on Thursday, October 3, 2019

Updates: September 13, 2019

Blessings, Mt Sinai Christian Fellowship Church wants to appreciate each of you for your Amazing response and support at last evening (September 12,2019) Press Conference: Mt Sinai membership, Pastors, State Representative Phyllis Thede, Community Leaders, church laity, QC community, QC Times, live stream and social media views from around the country.

The Kingdom of God makes great strides with hearts as big as yours.

For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.”(Hebrews 6:10)

 

Click links below for more detailed information:

  • Link to Press Conference (full length unedited) 9/12/2019

https://www.facebook.com/lisa.foulksbanks/videos/2667864249933041/

  • Link to QC Times Article 9/13/2019:

https://qctimes.com/news/local/mt-sinai-pledges-to-not-roll-over-in-ongoing-tax/article_256bfe64-0480-57f7-b212-a0be95c5f4fd.html

  • Link To Time Line

TIME LINE THIS IS OUR TRUTH

Quad Cities and surrounding areas, mark your calendar for October 3, 2019.

 

Please sign and submit Petition To Abate:

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 9, 2019

This is what the public knows from the media coverage (links below).

Quad City Times

https://qctimes.com/news/local/davenport-church-faces-k-in-property-taxes-after-mix-up/article_e5a8b532-d7c4-5601-b5b5-9610498038f2.html

WQAD 8

30-year-old Davenport church handed a $100,000 bill after forgetting to file a tax-exemption form

 

“This Is Our Truth”

Letter to the editor..(Full Version)

September 9, 2019

Thomas (Tony) Clay, Friend of Mt. Sinai Christian Fellowship Church C.O.G.I.C.

Our thanks and appreciation to the QC Times and WQAD news organizations for bringing our plight

to the public’s attention.

Our congregation is compelled to respond to public statements made by county officials that falsely conclude that Mt. Sinai, a church no less, is at fault and legitimately owes a $100,000 county tax bill. While Mr. Knobbe’s claim that Mt. Sinai failed to make a timely and proper filing, is true; it is also laughable, when you consider the Treasurers’ Dept. intentionally misdirected our mail, failing to give us the proper notice assumed by the law.

Before condemning Mt. Sinai for not “handling it’s business”, just know that our failing to file the proper form is actually one of the least significant facts in this whole mess.  Absent divine intervention we will loose our church and with it, our investment and near 30 yrs of dedicated efforts by our congregation. Our dispute with Scott County regarding property taxes extends back to May 2018, the date we first became aware that property taxes for 2016 were owed and delinquent. Since that time, we have given local officials and their private partners every opportunity to simply do what is right yet all we’ve ever gotten in response are obvious lies, delays, denials and misdirection. We can only conclude that there are interests in this town who won’t allow Mt. Sinai to go forward as owners of  4706 NW Blvd.  52806… we believe that’s discrimination… we believe that’s redlining and that’s Illegal!

We are resolute in seeking fair treatment. We are in dire need of the community’s support to demand the Scott County Board of Supervisors’ exercise its legal authority and abate these manufactured taxes. We continue to believe that our desperate appeal to the community represents the most fair and least costly resolution to a situation which otherwise demand answers to some embarrassing questions with very significant consequences.

We all deserve a government who’s officeholders owe their loyalty first, to upholding their oath in  service to the community and not as a tool of narrow interests.

Sincerely,

#ThisIsOurTruth

 

Read The PDF Links Below For More Details:

June 2, 2018 Mt SInai Abatement Request To County Board

May 28, 2019 Mt Sinai Abatement Request To County Board

TIME LINE THIS IS OUR TRUTH

 

Petition: SIGN & JOIN US IN THIS WORTHY CAUSE!

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