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Clerical error halts plans for tax vote in Ozark

Monday, March 4, 2013 | 7:13 a.m. CST; updated 9:08 a.m. CST, Monday, March 4, 2013

OZARK — Voters in the southwest Missouri town of Ozark won't be voting in April on a proposed sales tax increase to improve streets.

A clerical error left the proposed three-eighth-cent sales tax off the ballot. The city attorney said the city would have to go to court to get the issue on the April ballot. And if it chose to vote in August or November, it would require a special election, at a cost of more than $20,000.

The Springfield News-Leader reported that City Administrator Steve Childers said April 2014 would be the first chance to vote on the tax at no extra cost beyond normal costs for municipal elections.

The Ozark Department of Public Works estimated the tax would generate $913,000 per year.


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