Manhattan will benefit from sales tax increase

Manhattan voters approved a quarter-cent sales tax that will bring in $27.5 million for improvements to parks and for recreation projects. The tax will last for 10 years bringing in $2.75 million annually and will begin on April 1, 2018. The new sales tax will replace the old quality of life sales tax that was put into place back in 2007, which will expire on March 31, 2018

The sales tax will fund the building of two new recreation centers at Eisenhower and Anthony middle schools, CiCo park improvements including new baseball fields, new tennis courts and new trails, along with various other trail improvements around Manhattan.

Eddie Eastes the Director of Parks and Recreation said in email, “ These funds will provide tremendous amenities for the community of Manhattan that will last for decades.”

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