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Sales Tax: What’s Next?

SUND GFXNow that Ellis County voters have approved the half-cent sales tax, with 82 percent of the voters approving the tax on Tuesday, the construction phase of the project is set to begin.

Ellis County Administrator Greg Sund said the first step of the $14.3 million project is finalizing a design. Sund said, “We have the preliminary drawings of what these could look like, but now you have to do all the detail work with the architects.”

The county has two different architectural firms they are working with. “The first step is going to be, with one of them is to do the EMS/Rural Fire building and the other one obviously does the courthouse and the jail,” Sund said.

The sales tax will take effect no sooner than Oct. 1. It is scheduled to end in five years or when the project is paid off, whichever comes sooner.

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  • Reaper

    Then in 5 years or whenever the project is paid off they will find another reason to tax us and build something else.

    • BB

      YOU GOT THAT RIGHT. THAT TAX IS HERE TO STAY.

  • http://hayspost Hays Resident

    I would sure hope they would use local contractors to do the work to keep the money in the community, but they will probably bring in a company from Salina or Minnesota.

  • BB

    THEY PROBABLY WILL BID IT OUT.

    • Chris

      OMG. Learn how to use your keyboard.

      • Uncle Thomas

        Don’t be a wimp and complain about cap lock…reeeeally who cares! If your skin is that thin…

  • Maybe

    Now to up property valuation…….

    • Uncle Thomas

      Of course we would expect nothing less!