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Shelby Co. votes against road tax

Shelby County residents voted against a road and bridge special rock fun
Shelby County residents voted against a road and bridge special rock fun(WGEM)
Updated: Apr. 6, 2021 at 4:17 PM CDT
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SHELBY COUNTY, Mo. (WGEM) – Shelby County residents voted against a road and bridge special rock fund during Missouri’s General Municipal Election on Tuesday.

Proposition 1 on Tuesday’s ballot would have allowed the county to collect 50 cents per acre of agricultural and horticultural land to generate around $145,000 for its road and bridge special rock fund.

Shelby County Presiding Commissioner Glenn Eagan said the goal of the proposition was to improve roads and make paying for it fairer.

This is the second time the issue has been turned down by voters, but the first time the tax was $1 an acre and didn’t have the 5-year sunset.

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