Joplin Forms Capital Improvement Sales Tax Renewal Committee

By the end of this year, Joplin's Capital Improvement Sales Tax that was introduced in 2005 will have generated nearly $44 million. Now the city needs to decide if they want to renew the tax for another 10 years. Public Works Director Nick Heatherly tells News Talk KZRG they've formed a committee to discuss it.

"The city council has appointed nine citizens to serve as a group to formulate a recommendation back to city council regarding whether or not the capital improvement sales tax should be renewed."

The 3/8th cent tax is used for making improvements to public infrastructure and public assets that the city either wants to build or maintain such as streets, side walks, and traffic signals.The committee will meet Tuesday, March 4th.

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