Ellis County Administrator Greg Sund Thursday night approached the Hays City Commission asking for support of a legislative bill designating a sales tax purely for two county building projects. Commissioner Henry Schwaller says he’s not sure this is the right time to request a dedicated tax.
The county sales tax would replace the tax currently in existence for the sports complex. It would be targeted for a new EMS/Rural Fire building and improvements to the jail and courthouse. The county is asking the incorporated cities to support the legislation, which if approved would be put up for a county wide vote.
The city will consider a letter of support next week.