Phelps County Sales Tax Increase (April 2010)
There will be a Phelps County Sales Tax Increase on the April 6 ballot in Phelps County.
Due to insufficient funding for the county 911 emergency dispatch, the county council proposed a one-quarter of a cent sales tax increase in order to help fund this service. The emergency service gets its main funding from a surcharge on land-line phones but many of the calls are coming from cell phones now so they are not getting as much revenue from that charge. if this measure is approved, around $1.8 million would be generated for the service, more than enough council members say to keep the service running. If the measure fails, the council would look at implementing a cell phone charge.
Text of measure
Shall the County of Phelps replace the 911 tariff on local telephone service with a county sales tax of one-quarter (1/4) of 1percent for the purpose of providing central dispatching of fire protection, emergency ambulance service, including emergency telephone services, and other emergency services?
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