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Posted on: February 14, 2017

PUBLIC FORUMS ON LANSING SALES TAX ELECTION PLANNED

The city of Lansing will host three public forums this spring to discuss details and collect public comment about the upcoming sales tax election. The forums will take place on Thurs., March 9; Thurs., April 13 and Thurs., May 11. All three forums will begin at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 800 1st Terr.

The city of Lansing is seeking voter approval to raise the local sales tax 0.45 percent, from 8.5 percent to 8.95 percent beginning Oct. 1, 2017. The election will utilize mail ballots. If approved, revenue will be used for infrastructure and parks projects, described below in the ballot question.

The County Clerk will be mailing out the ballots to active registered voters of Lansing 20 days before the ballot due date of May 16, 2017. Ballots can be mailed back to the County or dropped off at the County Courthouse, County Clerk’s Office at 300 Walnut St, Suite 106, during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ballots are due to the County Clerk by Noon on May 16, 2017. If the ballot question is approved, the sales tax will terminate twenty (20) years after its commencement.


For those residents who are not currently registered to vote, you will have until April 25, 2017 to register. You can register at the City Clerk’s Office, 800 First Terr., or the County Clerk’s Office, 300 Walnut St., Ste. 106.

If you are a college student or will be out of town during the mail ballot election, you can contact the County Clerk’s Office at 913-684-0421 to request your ballot be mailed to a different location. For more information, check the County Website at www.leavenworthcounty.org or call the County Clerk’s Office at 913-684-0421

Ballot Question:

Shall the following be adopted?

 

Shall the City of Lansing, Kansas, be authorized to impose a 0.45 percent (0.45%) Citywide retailers’ sales tax (the “Sales Tax”), the proceeds of which shall be used only to finance recreation improvements and infrastructure improvements, including but not limited to improvements to DeSoto Road (collectively the “Project”), the collection of the Sales Tax to commence on October 1, 2017, or as soon thereafter as permitted by law, and to terminate twenty years after its commencement; all pursuant to K.S.A. 12-187 et seq., and K.S.A. 25-431 et seq., as amended?

 

For more information from the city of Lansing, contact City Hall at 913-727-3233.

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