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July 21, 2014

Goddard to hold public meetings on proposed sales tax

Goddard city officials will hold public information meetings Tuesday and July 31 on the proposed sales tax.

Goddard city officials will hold public information meetings Tuesday and July 31 on the proposed sales tax.

Tuesday’s meeting will be at the Goddard library, 201 N. Main, and the meeting on July 31 will be in the council chambers at City Hall, 118 N. Main. Both meetings will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Goddard voters will decide Aug. 5 whether to impose a city sales tax of 1 percent. The city doesn’t currently have one.

If passed, the sales tax in Goddard would increase to 8.15 percent. The state has a 6.15 percent sales tax and Sedgwick County a 1 percent sales tax.

Officials hope to raise between $400,000 and $500,000 annually with the tax, city administrator Brian Silcott said. Seventy-five percent of the collection would go to capital improvements and infrastructure and 25 percent for property tax relief.

For more information, go to a page on the city’s website at goddardks.gov/salestax/.

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