Nixa sales tax proposal falls 5 votes short
NIXA, MO (AP) – The Nixa City Council is expected to seek a recount after a sales tax proposal failed during Tuesday’s election by five votes.
Unofficial results showed the proposal for a half-cent sales tax received a majority of the vote, 1,735 to 1,310. However, it needed five more votes to match the required four-sevenths supermajority to pass.
The council voted Wednesday to start the process of asking for a recount.
The Springfield News-Leader reports city staff projected the sales tax would generate $7.7 million over a decade before expiring in 2025. The city said the revenue would be used for park construction, renovation, improvements to the U.S. 160 and Missouri 14 intersection and sidewalk projects.
Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com