Posted on Monday, July 10th, 2017
Keep Love County Running: (seated) Sheriff Marty Grisham, Hospital Administrator
Richard Barker, OSU Extension Educator Mike Steele, Love County Senior Volunteer Program
Board member Ron Jacobs; and (standing) OSU Extension Educator Randi
McCann, Love County Commissioner Linda Hyman, and Love County Senior
Volunteer Director Eyvonna Lemons, display the slogan for a campaign to renew
a countywide one-cent sales tax that supports the operations of fire, ambulance,
seniors, OSU Extension, and other county services and offices.
A one-cent county sales tax up for renewal on July 11 has volunteer firefighters, emergency responders, senior citizen advocates, and others campaigning for votes in Love County.
“We’re reminding everyone how far this penny goes in support of vital services,” said Mike Steele, Extension Educator with Love County’s OSU Extension office.
Early voting takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Love County Courthouse on July 6 and 7. County polling places will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 11.
Voters have renewed the penny support tax every five years since enactment in 1988. Currently it brings in about $90,000 a month, according to Lorry Stilley, County Treasurer.
Stilley said that amount is split 10 ways, with one-half or $45,000 to the general government fund; one-tenth or $9,000 collectively to volunteer fire departments; and one-twentieth or $4,500 each to Love County EMS, Senior Citizens, OSU Extension, County Clerk, Court...
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