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911 Sales Tax Approved for April Ballot in Taney County

By: Sam Clanton
Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2012

A sales tax proposal to fund Taney County 911 services will appear on the ballot next April. Commissioners voted 2-to-1 Monday to approve the request.

Presiding Commissioner Ron Houseman says if approved by voters, the 911 sales tax would replace the current surcharge on landlines…

911 Sales Tax Approved for April Ballot in Taney County – Sam Clanton

The 911-stakeholder board has more time to determine the actual amount of the sales tax as they must approve the ballot language in a separate motion. Board chair Dave Woolery stated they are leaning toward a quarter-cent proposal.

Western District Commissioner Jim Strafuss voted against the sales tax stating he supports 911 and a taxing mechanism, but he wanted more time to explore other options including possibly dedicating revenues from an existing sales tax for 911 services.

Houseman proposes the county split sewer sales tax revenue with the Sheriff’s Department, which is perhaps the most under-funded department.

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