A one-cent local option sales and service tax in Floyd County is set to expire at the end of 2022.
The tax generates about $700,000 a year and has been used for country roads and transportation infrastructure. The Board of Supervisors discussed the extension of that tax for another 10 years at their regular meeting Tuesday.(08.10).
Board Chair Linda Tjaden and her fellow supervisors weighed in on the possibility of whether 100% of the tax remains targeted for transportation improvements and upgrades, or use a percentage for property tax relief.
The board tabled any action on the issue for additional consideration of the tax’s future use until their next regular meeting on August 24th.
County Auditor Gloria Carr said paperwork must be filed by August 26h in order to put the tax before voters in a special election on November 2nd.