The election will be held May 14th, and County Administrator Greg Sund says if the voters approve the tax, it will sunset when all of the costs associated with financing the project have been paid. A specific sunset date will not be set because of uncertainty about how much revenue the sales tax will bring in each year, but the sales tax will sunset when the $14.5 million in bonds are paid off.
The ballot question states that the sales tax would be collected for “the purpose of financing the costs to acquire, construct, remodel and equip improvements to the County Courthouse and Law Enforcement Center and a new EMS/Rural Fire Building.”
Sund and commissioners will visit with the city councils in Victoria and Ellis Monday, asking them to relinquish their share of the sales tax to the county. Hays already has agreed to do so.