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Streets-maintenance tax set to appear on Nov. 8 city ballots


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, -cent for property- tax reduction, and -cent dedicated for maintenance and repair of city streets. The portion dedicated for street repair and maintenance must be reauthorized 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 will be held in the La Vernia City Hall.

Early voting will be held Monday, Oct. 24, 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 on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The venue has not been confi rmed.

Please vote.

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