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SPOT Tax approved for general ballot


May 7, 2020

The county commissioners approved a resolution on Monday that will officially place the Specific Purpose Sales and Use Tax (SPOT) on this year’s ballot.

Voters will be asked to approve a total of $7.5 million, which will be shared between the four municipalities and the counties such that each entity receives $1.5 million. This is an increase from the $1.25 per entity approved on the 2014 ballot.

SPOT, better known as the “sixth penny” or “one percent tax,” has a strictly defined purpose. It has been utilized to provide extra revenue for counties and towns since it was authorized...

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