1/2 Cent Sales Tax To Be Decided by Voters
July 20, 2022
Sidney voters will get to decide in November whether to continue a ½ cent sales tax, a “Local Option Sales Tax Proposal.”
The Sidney City Council held a public hearing July 12 prior to approving the measure. As written, the ballot question asks whether or not to continue the tax that increases city taxes from 1.5 percent to 2 percent for an additional 10 years. The current ½ percent sales tax expires in 2023.
As presented in the public hearing, 50 percent of the funding would go towards street improvements, estimated to generate an average of $425,000 annually or about $4.25 million...