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Streets tax to be on Nov. 8 ballot




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October 24, 2011 | 1804 views | 8 comments

The city of La Vernia will hold a Special Election on Nov. 8 for the reauthorization of local sales and use tax in the city of La Vernia at the rate of one-fourth of 1 percent to continue providing revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets.

A 1-cent local sales-tax increase was approved by the voters in La Vernia in November 2007 with a half-cent dedicated for economic development, 1/4-cent for property-tax reduction, and 1/4-cent dedicated for maintenance and repair of city streets. The portion dedicated for street repair and maintenance must be re-authorized per state law by election every four years.

This is not a new tax. This quarter cent has been collected for four years and is dedicated solely for the repair and maintenance of streets in the city limits of La Vernia. The collection of this tax allows the city to free up other revenue in the general fund without having to budget additional monies for street repair and maintenance. It also creates the opportunity for people who shop, worship, and attend school in La Vernia, but live outside the city limits, to contribute to the repair and maintenance of the city streets they use daily.

Early voting is being held in the La Vernia City Hall.

Early voting continues through Friday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Voting Nov. 1-2 will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The polls will be open at the La Vernia Volunteer Fire Department on U.S. 87 on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Please vote.
HAROLD SCHOTT
Mayor, La Vernia
 


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The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
October 26, 2011 11:41am
 
 
Question: Has anyone seen a government body that could tax but didn't? Originally a portion of the city tax went for the street maintenance, just as the general city tax ... Read More Read More
 
 
William J. Gibbs Jr.  
WCN  
October 26, 2011 9:21am
 
 
7th Generation:

I will not opine either way on this matter. I was simply supplying you with the information you would need if you wished to research the matter further. ... Read More Read More
 
 
7th Generation La Vernian  
La Vernia  
October 26, 2011 8:07am
 
 
William J. Gibbs Jr.: And another thing, just because you can tax does not mean you should tax.
 
 
7th Generation La Vernian  
La Vernia  
October 26, 2011 8:06am
 
 
William J. Gibbs Jr.: You missed the point. Let's stop taxing everyone to death. Vote to stop the tax. The maintenance and repair is not worth the added tax. Have you ... Read More Read More
 
 
William J. Gibbs Jr.  
WCN  
October 25, 2011 10:46am
 
 
7th Generation:

State law (Chapter 327 of the Tax Code) allows municipalities to levy a tax for streets maintenance and repair, provided the voters approve the new tax.

Once ... Read More Read More
 
 
7th Generation La Vernian  
La Vernia  
October 25, 2011 8:04am
 
 
Not a new tax, so that is going to make it what?
Where is the Tea Party movement in La Vernia? This would be a great target for the movement, but again, no where to be ... Read More Read More
 
 
One Voice  
Floresville  
October 25, 2011 6:00am
 
 
What a concept. Spending money where it is allocated to be spent.
 
 
Elaine K.  
Floresville  
October 24, 2011 4:54pm
 
 
New post.
 

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