How long would the sales tax last?

The proposed sales tax is limited to the payment of costs related to the construction/renovation of the Pavilion and City Park improvements and shall terminate when the City Council determines that all such costs have been paid.  The maximum that can be collected is $17,300,000 or no longer than 12 years after the tax is first imposed. 


The City previously had a ½ percent sales tax to fund the construction of the new Police Department facility.  When the ½ percent sales tax was in effect, the tax generated over $2,000,000 per year.  The Police Department was paid with just four years of sales tax collections, as compared to the nine years that was authorized by the special legislation.  The Police Department local sales tax ended on June 30, 2023.