TO: Honorable Clay County Commissioners Carol McCaslin, Presiding Commissioner Larry Larson, Western Commissioner Craig Porter, Eastern Commissioner
The May collector/Birmingham Drainage District audit report verifies that the county is aware it has been collecting taxes for a phantom drainage district operated by the LDS Church which could not exist within the Kansas City limits and giving the money to an unknown person or persons with no authority to have it. The audit report suggested the taxpayers should sue the unknown person or persons. http://www.claycogov.com/county/offices/auditor/documents/collector%20audit%202005.pd
The facts suggest a full investigation by the Clay County Commissioners and the Attorney Generals Office. I do believe this is a full blown political situation with apparently violations of numerous state laws, which the prosecutor's office does not want to address. As an example, the LDS Church gives a Clay County School District 15 acres of land and $500.000.00. It gets back almost the same amount in taxes from the Clay County Collector and rent from Ameristar Casino each year. I have also been troubled by the fact that the LDS Church could be so generous on the one hand and try to steal a short roadway with no value to it on the other hand.
The boys and girls down at city hall have to be laughing their ass off at Clay County politicians. Kansas City has had a constitutional responsibility for flood control since December 22, 1963, when the Birmingham Drainage District public corporate charter expired.
More to the point, the audit documents that someone has falsely certified to the Clay County collector, that the office was required to collect taxes for the Birmingham Levee District -- which has never existed. That puts Clay County in a very bad light. www.deadlydeceit.com/Taxes.html
Kansas City has known all along and (the documents suggest) blackmailed a very smart lawyer, Robert W. McKinley, into putting his name on documents he had no authority to sign, starting in 1990. One of these false documents was filed as public legal document in the Recorder of Deeds Office. Yet, legal documents concerning the district have never been filed with the Recorder of Deeds.. Documents show McKinley has been directly involved for the past 25 years.
The unknown person or persons claiming to be the Birmingham Drainage District also falsely testified before a legislative committee to get the drainage district laws revised. The unknown person or persons have also falsely represented themselves in Clay County Circuit Court as a legal public corporation as noted in the audit report. Apparently, according to documents from the Secretary of State's Office, they also falsely claimed to be a public water supply district. According to the Secretary of State's Office, Robert W. McKinley filed the documents.
I believe all of the documents to prove the point are on file in the Clay County Clerks Office and Recorders Office. If they are not there now, they are online at www.deadlydeceit.com/Clay_county.html
Keep in mind that when the taxpayers refuse to pay the taxes, and a number of them will, the Clay County Treasurer is going to have to certifiy the taxes are due for a lien and the Recorder is going to have to record the liens.
Jim Bynum PO Box 682 Smithville, Mo 64089 (816) 699-3975