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Special Purpose Excise Tax goes to Teton County voters Tuesday

Teton County, Wyoming voters go to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of 10 separate Special Purpose Excise Tax (SPET) sales tax issues.

The county’s 6-cent sales tax dropped to 5-cents on April 1. The last of previously voter-approved projects for the 6th cent has been collected.

If new projects are approved Tuesday, the tax rate will include to 6-cents on October 1, 2017 and stay in effect until each of the approved projects are funded.

The SPET ballot options include:

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 Fire Station #3 (Hoback) Improvements: $6.8 million St. John’s Living Center: $17 million

Polls will close at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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