by: Scott McCaulley (Information for this story provided by Ivie Macy, Ozarks First)
This spring, Taney County Voters will be asked to repeal one Tax and approve another both involving Law Enforcement.
On April 7, Taney County officials will ask voters to approve a three-eighth cent tax would help pay to hire more deputies for the Taney County Sheriff’s Department, officers for the jail and pay to expand and improve the jail as well as help fund technology upgrades at the Prosecuting Attorney’s office and the Juvenile Office.
If this initiative passes, the current one-eighth cent sales tax will be repealed, and the three-eighth cent sales tax will be put in place for 15 years.
A series of Town Hall Meetings have begun to educate voters with the first one having been held Monday evening in Forsyth with another coming this evening beginning at 6:00 at the Pointe Royale Clubhouse in Branson.
The Tax Proposal will also be also be a topic of discussion at the meeting of the Taney County Federated Republican Women coming up Thursday at 6:00 at the Pour House in Hollister.
More information about the Tax Proposal will also be discussed at Town Hall Meetings March 12 at the OTC-Table Rock Campus in Hollister and at Kirbyville Middle School on March 16 with the presentation also scheduled for the Forsyth Chamber Luncheon on March 10.