The City of Ozark would like to inform citizens that the 3/8-cent transportation sales tax initiative was left off of the April 2013 ballot due to a clerical error. Therefore, the Ozark Board of Aldermen intends to place this initiative on the April 2014 ballot. The City will utilize the remainder of 2013 to hold public meetings, meet with neighborhood associations, and provide specific information about the projects that will be completed if this new 3/8-cent transportation sales tax is approved by voters in the future.
The 3/8-cent tax would create the first-ever dedicated revenue source for taking care of streets and sidewalks.
The sales tax will generate approximately $913,000 annually, and is 100% allocated to:
- Maintain the city's roads and sidewalks as outlined in the Public Works 5-Year project plan.
While the City of Ozark's elected officials understand that it is difficult to ask their citizens for ANY
additional tax, they have recognized that the present need for street and sidewalk repairs heavily outpaces the dedicated funding currently available.
Please contact your elected officials
or city staff
to assist with any questions you may have regarding the 3/8-cent sales tax, the ballot language, or the projects on the 5-year project plan.