Voters in Ark City will be asked by mail-in ballot in May whether to support a one-cent sales tax lasting 10 years to cover South Central Kansas Medical Center (SCKMC) debt.
Arkansas City commissioners on Tuesday, March 8, voted 3-1 to put the question before voters.
The ballot question specifies the tax would last for 10 years and would only be used for the bond debt service of the hospital.
The ballot will be sent out May 4 and be due back May 24, according to City Attorney Tamara Niles.
Commissioner Brandon Every cast the dissenting vote, stating he thought a longer term tax — for the remaining 22-year balance of the hospital’s bond payments — would be the prudent solution.
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