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Vote for renewal of sales tax

Dear Editor,
It is time for the City of Great Bend to renew the ½ cent sales tax. This tax has been in effect since 2000. Thirty-five percent (35%) of the tax proceeds is used for property tax reduction. For 2014 the property taxes were reduced by $745,000 or 7.78 Mills. Forty-five percent (45%) of the ½ cent sales tax is used for infrastructure improvements. Since 2000 the city has used the ½ cent sales tax to fund a number of street projects, cemetery purchase, hike and bike projects, traffic signal replacements, downtown parking, and other improvements. Twenty Percent (20%) of ...

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