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County Seeks Road Maintenance Tax Arguments

July 16
17:11 2014

vote buttonOfficials are requesting arguments for or against a proposed sales tax be received in the Election Office by August 11, 2014. On Nov. 4, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors will hold an election asking county voters to decide whether to authorize a Sales (Transaction Privilege) Tax to maintain and preserve county-maintained roads.

Specifically, voters will be asked:

Shall Coconino County be authorized to levy and collect a three-tenths of a cent ($0.003) sales tax, for a period of twenty (20) years, beginning January 1, 2015, to fund the maintenance and preservation of roads maintained by Coconino County and fund those costs related to, but not limited to, snowplowing, dirt road grading, road surface chip sealing, road maintenance and other road-related expenses. The proposed three-tenths of a cent ($0.003) sales tax is equal to thirty cents on each one hundred dollars of taxable sales within Coconino County.

The County will prepare an informational pamphlet for the election. The pamphlet will be mailed to all households of registered voters in the county.  Arguments regarding the ballot question are being requested by the County for inclusion in the informational pamphlet.

Anyone who would like to submit a statement regarding the election can mail or hand deliver their statement to Coconino County Elections, 110 E Cherry Ave, Flagstaff, AZ, 86001.

The statement may not exceed 300 words and must include the original signature of the submitting party. If the argument is sponsored by an organization, it must be signed by two of the organization’s executive officers. If the argument is submitted by a political committee, it must be signed by the committee’s chairman or treasurer. The person(s) signing the argument must provide their mailing address and phone number (this information will not be printed in the pamphlet).

The cost to file an argument is $100 per argument filed on paper. If the argument is submitted electronically (on a CD or USB drive), the cost is $75 but, to meet the requirement for an original signature, it must be accompanied by a paper copy.

Arguments must be received by 5 p.m., Aug. 11 in the Coconino County Elections Office at 110 E Cherry Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86001. For more information regarding the statements, call 928-679-7860.

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