In a week and a day voters will face an Election Day ballot featuring several statewide referendum questions, and in Miller County two communities have LOCAL ballot measures.
In Lake Ozark voters will be asked to allow the existing half-cent sales tax to be used for wider purposes than it currently is.
Assistant City Administrator Harrison Fry explained it on a recent edition of Morning Magazine on KRMS…“Currently we have a series of taxes that are in place on retail sales…one of those is a capital improvement tax that the state has said can be used on Water, Sewer & Street infrastructure. When the voters in Lake Ozark approved that tax in 2005, we were facing issues with sewer operating systems….sewer expansion….so they restricted it just to sewer infrastructure. We have made significant improvements on the sewer front, so the board of alderman wanted to take this back to the voters to see if we could expand that to include water and streets….it would not be a new tax, it would be a way to reallocate existing tax. But it’s still an important question for the voters to get informed on and they can pick up a facts sheet on it at the city hall to be ready for the issue.”
And voters in Eldon will decide whether to extend a three-eighths-cent sales tax for parks for 25 years.