Voters heading to the polls in Versailles are being asked to move some money around by approving a change in language on an existing sales tax dedicated to parks and the storm water system. Mayor Terry Silvey says they want to change that to a general revenue tax and give more money to the park system.
The ballot issue will not change the amount that’s already being paid, but it will allow the city to spread the funds around to different areas.
Terry says a downtown sidewalk project is near the top of the list of goals should voters approve the change.
A tax issue on the ballot in Stover will increase the amount that you pay on purchases made within the city, but it’s a measure that Mayor Brenda Steffens says is much needed.
If voters approve the request, it would raise the general revenue sales tax from 7.255 to 8.255%. Steffens says they anticipate being able to start making improvements within six months of passage.