Hays city commission to vote next week on date for USD 489 sales tax election

After the city of Hays declined in January to place a sales tax on a city election ballot as requested by Hays USD 489 in conjunction with its $94 million bond issue, a petition by more than 1,600 voters was certified March 9 by Ellis County Clerk Donna Maskus.

Now, according to state statute, the city must “call an election for a special date or the next Primary or General election in which the city is a participant,” City Attorney John Bird explained during Thursday night’s commission work session.

(Read more: Hays Post)

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