Stafford City Council member Cherl Blanton knows the cost of living there has been one of the community’s strengths.
“We were pretty cheap out here,” she said.
But a fire at the water plant and other utility costs sent utility bills up. A 1 percent city sales tax was implemented a few years ago, and voters Tuesday will decide whether to raise the sales tax another 1 percent for a swimming pool. In a related question, voters will be asked whether to give the go-ahead for up to $1.475 million in bonds for a new pool. The sales tax would finance a 25-year bond issue.
(Read more: The Hutchinson News)