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Palmyra’s Proposition A turned down

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PALMYRA, Mo. (WGEM) -

Palmyra’s Proposition A was turned down Tuesday by voters.

Proposition A would have instituted a sales tax increase of one-half of one percent.

The additional tax would have been used for funding capital improvements including the aging storm drain system in Palmyra.

Palmyra residents who we spoke with on the stormwater issue before the election are disappointed with the outcome.

"I wonder what's going to happen in the next several years with the sewer system because it's not going to get any better. If it's not repaired, it's not going to get any better, it's going to get worse." said Gayle Hurst.

Palmyra Mayor Loren Graham said there are intersections all across town with drain issues and the cost to fix them will be close to $3.5-million.

This sales tax would have replaced the previous one-quarter of one percent sales tax currently in place.

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