Cities offer information about sales tax questions
The cities of Bonner Springs and Edwardsville both will ask citizens to either renew or approve new city sales taxes in November, and both cities will offer informational sessions about what these taxes would fund in the coming weeks.
Bonner Springs is asking voters to renew a quarter-cent sales tax used to purchase emergency services equipment and facilities. The tax will end in 2013; renewing that tax would continue it for 10 years.
Citizens can learn about how the sales tax has helped the city’s firefighters at the Fire/EMS Departments’ Open House noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the fire station, 13001 Metropolitan. The event, in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week, is not meant specifically for the sales tax, but equipment funded through the sales tax will be on display. The event also will include food, fire safety information, fire truck rides and a Life Star Helicopter landing.
Edwardsville will ask voters to consider two quarter-cent sales tax initiatives, one for public safety and one for parks and recreation. The city will have public informational sessions 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Edwardsville City Hall, 690 S. Fourth St., and 10-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Edwardsville City Park Shelter.
Watch for more information about the sales tax questions in upcoming issues of The Chieftain.