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Voters approve city sales tax PDF Print E-mail

By Jan Rahn
Managing Editor
In a 210 to 92 unofficial vote, residents of Grant approved a 1 percent city sales tax during the May 15 Primary Election.
The measure will impose a sales and use tax upon transactions within the City of Grant that will allow for the increase of budgeted restricted funds for the upcoming budget year that can be used for capital improvements, replacement or updates on entities such as streets, storm sewer, pool or other parks and recreation facilities.
“It’s exciting that the City of Grant can take the next step in rebuilding some of those facilities we’ve come to know and love,” said City Superintendent Tyson McGreer.
The sales/use tax will become 6.5 percent in Grant and will take effect late summer or early fall of this year.
The sales tax money generated by transactions within city limits could potentially be several thousand dollars per month and use of the funds will be determined by members of city council.