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June 26, 2017

BCC Weekly Calendar
When: 6/26,
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County Commissioner's Voucher Meeting
When: 6/26, 9:00 AM
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7/10 : County Commissioner's Voucher Meeting
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Electeds Whittle List of SPET Proposals, Public Vote on May 2

Released : March 01, 2017
Electeds Whittle List of SPET Proposals, Public Vote on May 2

Contact: Cindy Harger, Public Information Specialist
Phone: 307-732-5786
Email: charger@tetonwyo.org

 

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View the Town of Jackson/Teton County joint resolution, approved on March 27, 2017.

 

The Jackson Town Council and Teton Board of County Commissioners have whittled down a list of public capital construction projects to be considered by voters in a special election in May.

 

In a Joint Information Meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 27, councilors and commissioners finished vetting Specific Purpose Excise Tax (SPET) proposals, which came from a wide swath of public agencies. The SPET is an optional, voter-approved 1 percent sales tax paid by visitors and residents on most goods and services purchased within the county, excluding food.

 

Electeds narrowed the list to the following, each of which will appear on the ballot as separate items:

 

  • Replacement of current START Buses and Purchase of Additional START Buses: $6.5 million
  • Town/County Government Employee Housing at START Bus Facility: $8.3 million
  • Central Wyoming College (CWC) – Jackson Center: $3.82 million
  • Town of Jackson Pedestrian Improvements: $1.5 million
  • County/Town Recreation Center Capital Repair, Replacement and Renovation: $2.4 million
  • Town/County Housing at Parks and Recreation Maintenance Facility: $2.9 million
  • Redmond/Hall Affordable Housing/Rentals Project: $4.05 million
  • Fleet Maintenance Facility and START Bus Storage: $15.33 million
  • Fire Station #1 (Jackson) and Fires Station #3 (Hoback) Improvements: $6.8 million
  • St. John’s Living Center: $17 million

 
The total value of propositions being recommended for the SPET is $68.6 million. The number of projects approved does not impact the amount of sales tax paid, but rather the length of time the tax is collected before new projects are put forward to the voters. If none of the proposals obtain a majority of the vote, the tax ends when previous voter-approved projects are funded. The SPET has been in place since the 1980s and provides approximately $10-$12 million a year.

 

The electeds also approved an additional but related ballot item requesting citizens’ stamp of approval on how to use funds leftover from a recent South Park Loop Pathway SPET project, which came in under budget. The electeds are proposing to use the approximately $1.5 million of leftover funding toward a South U.S. Highway 89 pathway, underpass and wildlife fencing.

 

Teton County voters will have an opportunity to vote for or against each proposal in a special election on Tuesday, May 2, or prior to that via absentee voting, which begins on March 23.

 

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