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Ellis Rejects Proposal to Share Sales Tax

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The Ellis City Council voted 4-0 with two abstentions at their meeting Monday to keep its entire share of a proposed county sales tax.

The Inter-local agreement, proposed by the Ellis County Commission, would give surrounding towns in EllisCounty their share of a proposed county sales tax generated through a 0.5-percent sales tax increase to EllisCounty.

Overall the Ellis City Council supported the EMS/Rural Fire project but Ellis citizens had voiced the opinion that they would like to see the money stay in the city of Ellis to work on local projects.

The Council listened to the people and voted to reject the proposal. Ellis joins Schoenchen in rejecting the proposal to share the proposed sales tax.

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  • Just Wonder

    I’m glad to see postive thing for Ellis out of this. Lot of things on the table for money use.

  • http://hayspost.com Good Vote

    I am glad to see Ellis is keeping the Money. Ellis’s share of the money will come in at around $800,000. The Citizens of the City of Ellis will still be contributing to this project despite what Swede says, Sales taxes from money spent within the City of Ellis will be well over 2 Million dollars, so over 1 millions will be contributed by the residents of Ellis to this project if the sales tax vote passes.
    Ellis has a lot of infastructure problems right now that need addressed, hopefully this money will be earmarked for those improvements! (if it passes)

    • http://hayspost american

      OR THE SALES TAX WON’T PASS AND EVERYBODY PROPERTY TAXES WILL GO UP %25 ? INSTEAD

      • http://hayspost.com so what?

        Do the math, its about the same amount of money either way. 7 mills on a $100000 property is about $70. Spend $15,000 in Ellis County over taahs thathe course of a year and the extra sales tax will cost you $75.

  • passin threw

    ellis people remind me of the illegals from down south….come to town take all the jobs and don’t give anything in return

    • http://hayspost.com Jr.

      This isn’t just about Hays

    • What?

      My wife and I moved to Ellis, from Hays, because we got a better house for the money we wanted to spend. We still do all of our shopping in Hays. That was a very ignorant comment.

    • http://Hayspost.com Plenty

      The residents of Ellis will still pay much more than they will see in benefits from this project, especially that EMS/Fire building.

    • kansan forever

      BS to you if you think Ellis doesn’t pay…. we have been paying hays sales tax everytime we shop in hays….. get your head out and think before you speak

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