Special Sales Tax Renewal Information
Major Street and Road Projects
Fire/EMS Vehicles and Equipment
Parks & Recreation
Since 2015, the City's Parks & Recreation Department has utilized $300,000 in Special Sales Tax revenue for improvements to the City's parks and trail infrastructure. Significant additions to the City Park using these funds include the installation of the disc golf course, the futsal courts, basketball goals, new mulch at the playground, and more. Funs have been used in other areas of the City as well, including the trail edition just north of the Kansas River. The River Front Park redevelopment project costs were paid using these funds, which have brought that major project to the point of final conceptualization and is ready for approval to move forward with construction.
Who Pays this Tax?
Is this related to Property Taxes?
|Mill Equivalent||5.7 mills||8.4 mills||2.6 mills||6.0 mills||4.8 mills|
2023 Ballot Question
On May 22, 2023, the Edwardsville City Council adopted Resolution 2023-05, calling for the question regarding the renewal of the Special Sales Tax be placed on the 2023 November ballot. The question that will appear on the ballot will read as follows:
Shall the City of Edwardsville, Kansas be authorized to renew a one-half percent (0.50%) special purpose retailers’ sales tax, the collection of which to commence on January 1, 2025 or as soon thereafter as permitted by law, and the proceeds used for:
(a) improving, rebuilding and maintaining roads, streets, curb & gutters, sidewalks and storm water facilities and such other work as is necessary, including the financing of same;
(b) acquiring, repairing, rehabilitating, and maintenance and operation of city parks and recreation facilities, including the financing of same;
(c) acquiring, repairing, rehabilitating, and maintenance and operation of public safety equipment and facilities, including the financing of same;
provided that such retailers’ sales tax shall expire 10 years from the date of imposition, all pursuant to K.S.A. 12-187 et. seq., as amended?
This question is related to the renewal of the existing Special Sales Tax, and not the addition of a new Special Sales Tax. Should it be approved, the sales tax rate in Edwardsville would remain 9%
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What does a YES vote mean?
What does a NO vote Mean?
|The revenue source can continue at its current rate to fund major projects for Fire/EMS, Parks & Rec, and streets. These areas will be eligible for funding just has they have been since 2014.||The funding source would expire at the end of 2024.|
|ALL public safety departments would now be eligible for use of these funds.||The City will need to explore ways to generate revenue for EFD/EMS, streets, and Parks and Rec, to offset the lost revenue and maintain the same level of service and projects. This may include the use of property taxes as a possible funding source.|