As Stearns County commissioners consider their options for possibly raising more money for transportation projects, St. Cloud's mayor has given his opinion. Mayor Dave Kleis has sent a letter to the commissioners stating that he thinks the half-cent sales tax, if that's the option they cho…
Voters in the six-city St. Cloud metro area will be asked to extend the half-cent sales tax Tuesday, during the Election 2014. If it passes in all of the cities, $4 million of the money collected will go toward the planned Aquatic and Community Center.
The St. Cloud city council has approved putting a half-cent sales tax extension on the November ballot, and what that specific question will be. St. Cloud voters will be asked to extend the current half-cent sales tax for another 20 years - from 2019 through 2038.
Sauk Rapids residents can learn more about a plan to extend the half cent sales tax. Public information meetings will be held from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. and from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. today (Monday) in the Community Room of the Sauk Rapids Government Center.
St. Cloud city leaders want your input on the local option sales tax - also known as the half-cent sales tax. They've set-up an online survey to gauge public interest of future projects, using the extra tax collections.
The six cities in the St. Cloud metro area are beginning the process of extending the regional half-cent sales tax. The cities are planning to survey the residents on what regional projects they'd like to see with the additional revenue from local option sales tax.
About two dozen Minnesota cities and counties -- including the St. Cloud metro area -- would see a gusher of unexpected money if Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed sales tax expansion to more items and services prevails.