Butler County Times Gazette
  • City Commission reviews uses of one-cent sales tax

  • The El Dorado City Commission reviewed the uses and break down of the one-cent sales tax Monday evening so people would understand what the money was used for when they vote on the issue during Tuesday's election.
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  • The El Dorado City Commission reviewed the uses and break down of the one-cent sales tax Monday evening so people would understand what the money was used for when they vote on the issue during Tuesday's election.
    The continuation of the sales tax will be among the items on Tuesday's ballot.
    Mayor Tom McKibban asked to review what the money went toward.
    The first $600,000 is allotted for streets. Next. $1.35 million or 16.8 mills goes toward property tax relief, then $50,000 is set aside for economic development.
    From any additional money after that past commissions have allocated sales tax dollars for additional property tax relief up to 3.49 mills.
    Other funds have gone for such things as the water park, bike paths, press box at McDonald Stadium, softball diamonds, sidewalks on North Main and more.
    "I just want the public to understand when we pass this one cent sales tax tax, 40 percent of the money coming from that is from people who don't live in our community," McKibban said. "It is very important and I hope you all can support it tomorrow."
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