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City sales tax election meeting Tuesday
9/27/2013 5:19:15 PM
Last Updated:
8/14/2014 9:41:19 AM

by Scott Cloud/Newkirk Herald Journal

Newkirk City Manager Jason Orr announced that a public meeting will be held Tuesday, Aug. 19 at the Newkirk Senior Citizen’s Center to discuss the one-cent sales tax special election that would remodel city hall and move the Newkirk Police Department to the city hall facility.

 The meeting is set for 6 p.m, the election is set for August 26.

A tour of the current police station and city hall will be held  after the public meeting for those interested.

 If approved, the new one-cent sales tax would last five years to pay for the project, estimated at $750,000.  A one-cent sales tax is expected to generate an estimated $750,000 over the five year period.

 Newkirk’s current sales tax rate is 3 percent, the lowest in Kay County.

 According to city officials, a remodeled city hall would utilize all the space inside the current facility, including the old Newkirk Public Library space, currently unused.

 The city hall entrance would be moved to the north end of the facility (old library door) while the police entrance would be in the current city commissioner room entrance.

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