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Local Option Sales and Services Tax Election March 1st

Posted: Sunday, January 30th, 2011 at 6:26 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Samantha Smith

On March 1st Marion County residents will have the chance to vote in a special election on the question of imposition of a 1% local option sales and services tax. Each city in the county has identified when the tax would be imposed, when it would be up for renewal and what they would use the revenue for, if the tax is approved by voters. A variety of purposes have been identified throughout the county including property tax relief, infrastructure improvements, building construction, debt payment and historic preservation.

The information below is a notice of local option tax election from the Marion County Auditor’s Office

On March 1, 2011, an election will be held in Marion County, Iowa, to vote on the
question of imposition of a local sales and services tax. The proposal to be voted upon at
that election will include the following information:

Type of Tax: Local Sales and Services Tax
Rate of Tax: 1%

The following information will appear on the ballots for the jurisdictions listed:

In the City of Bussey
Date of Imposition: January 01, 2012
Sunset Date: December 31, 2021
Revenue is to be used:
- Zero percent (0%) for property tax relief.
- The specific purposes for which revenues will otherwise be expended are:
1. New playground equipment.
2. Street repair.
3. New building construction.
4. Early retirement of debt.
5. New Police equipment
6. Other community betterment projects designated by the City Council
by Resolution.

In the City of Hamilton
Date of Imposition: January 01, 2013
Revenue is to be used:
- Zero percent (0%) for property tax relief.
- 100% of said local option sales and service tax to be allocated for any lawful
purpose of the City of Hamilton

In the City of Harvey
Date of Imposition: January 01, 2012
Revenue is to be used:
- Zero percent (0%) for property tax relief.
- The specific purposes for which revenues will otherwise be expended are:
1. Improvement to City Streets, Roads, Bridges, Sidewalks
2. Improvement to City Fire Department
3. Improvement to City Park
4. Other Community Betterment projects designated by the City Council
by Resolution.

In the City of Knoxville
Date of Imposition: January 01, 2014
Sunset Date: December 31, 2023
Revenue is to be used:
- Zero percent (0%) for property tax relief.
- 100% of said local option sales and service tax to be allocated for the
following public purposes, to-wit: construction, maintenance and repair of
infrastructure in the City of Knoxville, Iowa, to include streets, sidewalks,
storm water control, sanitary sewers, bridges, downtown streetscape, the
purchase of capital equipment; building maintenance or expansion, land
acquisition and site development determined by need or according to the City
of Knoxville Comprehensive Plan; and other community betterment projects
or other lawful purposes in the City of Knoxville, Iowa as determined by
resolution of the Knoxville City Council.

In the City of Marysville
Date of Imposition: January 01, 2012
Revenue is to be used:
- An amount not to exceed seventy-five percent (75%) for property tax relief.
- Any lawful purpose of the City as determined by the City Council.
In the City of Melcher-Dallas
Date of Imposition: January 01, 2012
Sunset Date: December 31, 2021
Revenue is to be used:
- Zero percent (0%) for property tax relief.
- 100% of said local option sales and service tax to be allocated for the payment
of debt, construction costs, and any other costs associated with street
improvement projects.

In the City of Pella
Date of Imposition: January 01, 2012
Sunset Date: December 31, 2023
Revenue is to be used:
- Twenty percent (20%) for property tax relief.
- Eighty percent (80%) for any lawful purpose including but not limited to:
1. Road Improvements
2. Electrical overhead to Underground Conversion Projects
3. Caldwell Park Improvements
4. Indoor Pool Improvements
5. Community Sports Park

In the City of Pleasantville
Date of Imposition: January 01, 2012
Revenue is to be used:
- Zero percent (0%) for property tax relief.
- 100% of said local option sales and service tax to be allocated for any lawful
purpose of the City of Pleasantville.
In the City of Swan
Date of Imposition: January 01, 2012
Revenue is to be used:
- Zero percent (0%) for property tax relief.
- 100% of said local options sales and service tax to be allocated for any lawful
purpose of the City of Swan.

In the Unincorporated Areas of Marion County
Date of Imposition: January 01, 2014
Sunset Date: December 31, 2023
Revenue is to be used:
- Fifty percent (50%) for property tax relief.
- Fifty Percent (50%) for community betterment, including, but not limited to
payment for debt, construction costs, capitalized repair funds, and any other
costs associated with the following projects:
1. The historic preservation of the Marion County Courthouse
2. Capital equipment, improvement projects, construction, and repair.
3. The improvement of Marion County Secondary Road Projects.
Be Hereby Notified:
Jake Grandia, Commissioner of Elections