Tax meeting reveals $230 million in projects

A meeting Tuesday night amongst community leaders regarding a potential sixth-penny improvements tax revealed the tentative list of projects seeking funding is valued at approximately $230 million.

That amount would take more than 12 years to pay off at current sales-tax receipt rates, though it is unlikely a ballot initiative for the full amount would make it on the 2020 ballot. The Sweetwater County commissioners, who ultimately decide if a tax will appear on the ballot, may decide to request a funding limit to the tax and for cities and towns to limit their funding requests as part of discu...


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