Public discussion set for upcoming county sales tax vote

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The Board of County Commissioners will host a special meeting with the public to discuss the Aug. 26 county sales tax proposition. 

Yes NoThe meeting will be at the Logan County Fairgrounds, located at 215 Fairgrounds Road, on Thursday, Aug. 14 at 6:30.

County voters will decide if they want a new 10-year tax at three-quarters of a penny.

Currently the county operates under a one percent county sales tax with three-fourths distributed towards the jail and one-fourth spread out equally to the 13 fire departments (1/13) inside the county.

The proposed tax later this month would be divided equally (1/4) to help maintain roads and bridges, jail operations and maintenance and the 13 rural fire departments.

The tax would begin Jan. 1, 2015 and sunset on Dec. 31, 2024 if passed.

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