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Infrastructure Sales Surtax
Martin County Infrastructure Sales Tax History
On June 20, 2017 the Martin County Board of County Commissioners approved Ordinance Number 1024 calling for a referendum on whether to levy a one cent local government infrastructure sales surtax for a period of ten (10) years. The referendum will be conducted by ballot through August 29, 2017.
The Surtax, if passed by a majority of the voters in Martin County, would be levied between January 1, 2018, through and including December 31, 2027. The City of Stuart would receive nearly $2.5 million annually for the ten year period to allocate towards critical infrastructure and water quality improvement projects. The 2017 ballot language will read:
ONE CENT SALES SURTAX FOR WATER QUALITY, ROADS,
INFRASTRUCTURE, REHABILITATION, AND FACILITIES PROJECTS
IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT AND SAFEGUARD MARTIN COUNTY’S QUALITY OF LIFE, SHALL MARTIN COUNTY LEVY AN ADDITIONAL ONE CENT SALES SURTAX FOR 10 YEARS TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR: WATER QUALITY PROJECTS THAT REDUCE POLLUTANTS TO OUR ESTUARIES; PROJECTS TO CONTSTRUCT AND RECONSTRUCT COUNTY FACILITIES INCLUDING SHERIFF, FIRE RESCUE, AND PUBLIC WORKS FACILITIES; AND FOR RECONSTRUCTION OF ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE? PROJECTS SUBJECT TO ANNUAL REVIEW AND APPROVAL AT A PUBLIC HEARING.
_________ “FOR THE ONE CENT SALES TAX”_________ “AGAINST THE ONE CENT SALES TAX”