Residents in Lake Ozark will have a choice to make when heading to the polls on Tuesday.
One of the questions on the ballot is a $6 million dollar bond project to upgrade roads in the city, which haven’t seen an upgrade since the 1990s in many cases.
Speaking with Christian Blood on the Ozarks Today, Lake Ozark Mayor Gerry Murawski says that’s not the only item on the ballot, a second question looks at added a use tax on online goods.
He says that tax, if approved, would go towards paying down the bonds for the roadway project.
QUESTION NO. 1
Shall the City of Lake Ozark, Missouri issue revenue bonds not to exceed $6,000.000.00 for the purpose of improving the City’s transportation infrastructure system, and the principal and interest on said revenue bonds to be payable from revenues derived by the City from the City’s Use Tax, and available general revenue funds derived from property taxes and sales taxes?
QUESTION NO. 2
Shall the City of Lake Ozark, Missouri impose a local Use Tax to be used to fund transportation improvements at the same rate as the total local sales tax rate, currently 2.75%, provided that if the local sales tax rate is reduced or raised by voter approval, the local Use Tax rate shall also be reduced or raised by the same action? A Use Tax Return shall not be required to be filed by persons whose purchases from out-of-state vendors do not in total exceed two thousand dollars in any calendar year.
Hear the full interview between the Mayor and Christian Blood below: