Seligman to place tax back on ballot

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Seligman residents will decide a one-quarter-cent parks and recreation sales tax during the upcoming April election. Voters defeated the same issue around two years ago.

"If the tax is approved, it will be used for upkeep on the parks," said Seligman Mayor Jerry Montgomery. "We will also look at putting bleachers at the ball park and completing some other general improvements and maintenance work."

On Nov. 9, 2009, the Seligman City Council voted to place the one-quarter-cent parks sales tax on the April 6 ballot. If approved, 25 cents of every $100 spent in Seligman will be collected to support the city's parks programs.

"Duane (Corn, former Seligman mayor) tried to get this passed, but it wasn't approved," said Montgomery. "We hope it will be passed this time. It is hard to make improvements when you don't have the money."

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