As I complete my current term representing you on the Great Bend City Council I want to personally thank the voters of the 3rd ward for allowing me to serve you over the last few years. I would also ask you to support Matthew Hiss is his effort to represent you on the council by voting for him as a write-in candidate.
Another issue on the April 1st ballot I would encourage you to support is the re-authorization of the 1\2 cent city sales tax to support the City’s effort to keep property taxes down: provide funds for infrastructure improvements which have included street improvement and fire equipment, and monies for an economic development fund.
Over the last 5 years the City’s 1\2 cent sales tax has resulted in mill levy reductions as follows: 2014 – 7.78 mills; 2013 – 6.84 mills; 2012 – 6.90 mills; 2011 – 7.45 mills; 2010 – 7.97 mills.
Feel free to give me a call at 793-7098 if you have any questions about the City’s 1\2 cent sales tax re-authorization.