Sales Tax Election 2017
The City of Tonganoxie is holding a mail ballot election in February of 2017 to ask voters to consider replacing the City's current 3/4-cent sales tax with a new 3/4-cent sales tax. This proposed sales tax would not increase the current sales tax rate in Tonganoxie. In 2007, Tonganoxie voters approved a 10-year, 3/4-cent sales tax, which helped pay for the construction of the Tonganoxie Water Park. This sales tax will expire on September 30, 2017, as the water park debt will be paid in full at this time.
The sales tax is proposed to take effect on October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2037. It would be used to pay for the construction of a new library, new infrastructure improvements, such as new roads, trails, and utility improvements, as well as maintenance of the City's current infrastructure, including street maintenance and reconstruction, bridge repairs and replacements, and utility maintenance.
The City and Library will be hosting informational meetings regarding the proposed sales tax on the following dates in the Council Chambers, located at 321 S. Delaware Street:
- Wednesday, January 25 at 6:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, February 7 at 6:00 p.m.