Edwardsville puts two sales tax questions on November ballot
Like Bonner Springs, the city of Edwardsville also will be asking voters to consider sales taxes this November, with two new sales taxes on the ballot.
The first ballot question asks for a quarter-cent sales tax to support public safety in the city, much like the tax in Bonner Springs. The city states funds generated by the tax would be used for improvements to the fire and police stations, enhancement of outdated in-car video systems equipment, updated communications equipment and replacement of fire trucks.
A second ballot question asks for a quarter-cent sales tax to support the city’s parks and recreation. The city states the funds would be used to upgrade the concession stand and restrooms in Edwardsville City Park, expand walking trails, rehabilitate existing baseball fields and acquire additional park land.
Both taxes would begin collection on April 1, 2013.
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.