Voting to extend a one-cent local option sales tax for Floyd County will have to wait until next year.
The current tax is slated to end its 10-year run on December 31st, 2022, and has been used to fund transportation infrastructure, including repairs to country roads. The Floyd County Board of Supervisors wanted to have a public vote to extend the tax for another 10 years during the regular election in November.
During a workshop session Monday morning, County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Gloria Carr informed the supervisors that the process of setting an election date for the county vote also depends on the City of Charles City.
The City of Charles City has not yet made it’s formal request for a tax vote resolution to the County. As such, Carr added the vote on the tax will be delayed by four months.
Carr also noted that while the City of Charles City and Floyd County will be asking residents to vote again on the optional sales tax with a “sunset” date, other municipalities in the county have been able to establish the tax as “perpetually” recurring.