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Cole County Sales Tax Renewal (June 2011)

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A Cole County Sales Tax Renewal measure was on the June 7, 2011 ballot in Cole County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 2,722 (75.8%)Approveda
  • NO 869 (24.2%)[1]

This measure sought to renew the current count sales tax which is set at a rate of .5 percent for a further five year in order to continue to help pay for road and bridge maintenance and repair costs.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the County of Cole amend the county capital improvements sales tax adopted by the voters on August 8, 2006, by renewing the current countywide sales tax at the rate of one-half of one percent for a period of five years from the date of expiration of the current tax? This extension shall be for the purpose of construction of new roads, rehabilitating existing roads and bridges, replacement of bridges and upgrading of existing gravel roads to hard surface roadways, including related costs, and for the purpose of repair, renovation and acquisition of county facilities and systems, all aimed at improving public safety and convenience.[3]

References

  1. Cole County Clerk, June Election Results
  2. Cole County Clerk, June Sample ballot
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.