The Sheridan County Commissioners issued a reminder today that the 1-Cent Optional Sales Tax Surveys sent to Sheridan County residents in July must be returned no later than Tuesday, August 10. Surveys postmarked on the 10th will still be counted. The online survey will remain active until midnight on Tuesday.
The 1-Cent Optional Sales Tax will be on the ballot for renewal on November 2, 2010. The 1-Cent survey is intended to provide municipal councils and the County Commission with perspective on public values and priorities regarding future allocations of the tax. Following the compilation of survey results over the next week, the councils and Commission will review 1-Cent applications that have been received and begin determining how best to allocate the approximate $20 million the tax would generate if renewed for another four years.
Sheridan County Business Manager Renee Obermuelller pointed out that recent reductions in state and federal funding mean the 1-Cent Optional Sales Tax will play a more critical role in providing essential facilities, equipment and services in Sheridan County communities.
Sheridan County, the City of Sheridan, and the towns of Clearmont, Dayton and Ranchester will conduct a series of public workshops throughout the county beginning in September to share information and hear public comment regarding the proposed tax allocations.
The link to the online survey may be completed at http://www.sheridancounty1cent.com
Questions about the 1-Cent Optional Sales Tax may be directed to:
Sheridan County Commission 674-2900
Sheridan City Council 674-6483
Clearmont Town Council 758-4465
Dayton Town Council 655-2217
Ranchester Town Council 655-2283