Durant voters to decide future of city sales tax
DURANT, Okla. (KTEN) — Durant residents can vote Tuesday in the city's 2024 sales tax election.
Monday night people met at the library to discuss the upcoming election and what they want to see.
City officials are asking people to vote to extend the current half-cent sales tax. A "yes" vote will not increase taxes, just extend the current rate.
The tax would generate an estimated $2.6 million annually. It will be used for infrastructure and construction, which — according to taxpayers at a Monday meeting — is much needed.
If passed, the tax would be collected through 2049, and would generate a total of $65 million.
"This is going to be used 100 percent for infrastructure," promised city council member Humphrey Miller.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday.