Adair County LOST and Hotel-Motel tax vote is tomorrow


May 2nd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Residents of Adair County will be heading to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots in a Local Option Sales Tax election, along with the City of Greenfield’s Hotel-Motel Tax elections. Auditor Mindy Schaeder says the Local Option election is a renewal of the tax originally passed in 2004 for Adair County, and in 2005, for the City of Greenfield. The vote was done with a sunset date of June 30, 2012.

Each City and the County has to designate what the money from the Local Option and Hotel-Motel tax will be used for. In Adair and Casey, 100-percent of the funds will be used for street repairs or improvements.

In Bridgewater, Fontanelle, Greenfield and Orient, proceeds from the tax will be for Capital Improvements and Maintenance, as determined by those city’s respective Councils. In Stuart, 100-percent of the funds will be applied to the City’s General Fund.

In Adair County, the funds will be used entirely for Bridge Maintenance and Replacement.