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Natrona County residents to vote on Specific Purpose Tax

Published: Oct. 3, 2021 at 2:48 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The specific purpose tax is a hot topic in the city of Casper. This proposed sales tax would help fund 4.3 million dollars to help replace the Salt Creek Pipeline, which takes water to Edgerton and Midwest, and also complete the construction on Midwest Avenue between Walnut and Poplar Street in downtown Casper.

“Without a doubt, I hear a lot of conversation about the character and quality of our streets in the community and it tends to be something that a lot of people in the community will rally about,” said Carter Napier, the City Manager.

If Natrona County passes this tax, residents would be expected to pay an additional one-percent sales tax. The specific purpose tax would start April 1st and end June 30th of 2022. Residents would not be expected to pay this additional sales tax outside of this three month period.

“You know, we do anticipate this being a fairly light load if it passes for our taxpayers. We anticipate that this is going to be probably less than 100 dollars for each household,” said Napier.

Napier says it is important that Natrona County residents have their voices heard. Residents have the chance to vote on the specific purpose tax on November 2nd.

“As I understand it, the county is going to deploy their regular voting stations in order to gear up for this question among the public,” said Napier.

This question is the only one on the ballot this year. Voters are reminded to make sure they have their driver’s license or an equivalent ID.

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