Voters to decide on fairgrounds tax

Stephens County Commissioners are encouraging voters to get out and support the proposed ¼ percent (.25) sales tax for the Fair and Expo Center on Sept. 10.

The current sales tax has been on the books for nearly 20 years and is due to roll off next year. Commissioners are asking for county residents to vote to continue the tax for another 20 years.

“The way it is worded on the ballot, it makes it seem like a new tax, but it isn’t,” District 3 Commissioner Russell Morgan said. “It is just a continuation of what we already have.”

Morgan said the fairgrounds makes a huge economic impact on the community either directly or indirectly. It is estimated to bring in $60 million to $70 million annually.

 

 

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