City of Sumner Public Sales Tax Measure E (November 2009)

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There was a City of Summer Public Sales Tax Measure E on the November 3 ballot in Bremer County for residents in the city of Summer.

The measure was approved.[1]

  • Yes: 267 (64.81%)Approveda
  • No: 145 (35.19%)

This measure sought to change how 1 percent of the local sales tax that is collected is used. 25 percent of that 1 percent would go towards the general city fund and the other 75 percent would be used to help construct and renovate city buildings.[2]

The question on the ballot read:

Summary: To authorize a change in the allocation and use of the one percent (1%) local sales and services tax in the city of Sumner, Iowa, effective March 1, 2010.

The use of the one percent (1%) local sales and services tax shall be changed in the city of Sumner, Iowa, effective March 1, 2010.

PROPOSED USES OF TAX: If the change is approved, revenues from the sales and services tax shall be allocated as follows: 0% for Property Tax Relief 25% to be used for assistance to the General Fund 75% to be used the construction and renovation of city hall, library, community center, swimming pool, fire station and park services facilities. The specific purposes for which the revenues are otherwise expended are 25% to be used for assistance to the General Fund, 75% to be used the construction and renovation of city hall, library, community center, swimming pool, fire station and park services facilities.

CURRENT USES OF THE TAX: Revenues from the sales and services tax are currently allocated as follows: 0% for Property Tax Relief. 100% for the construction and renovation of city hall, library, community center, swimming pool, fire station and park services facilities. The specific purposes for which the revenues are otherwise expended are the construction and renovation of city hall, library, community center, swimming pool, fire station and park services facilities. </blockquote>[3]

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