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(Neb.)- Next Up For The Chadron LB840 Sales Tax: The Vote

By: Jeremy Anderson Posted at: 04/23/2013 08:37 PM

(Chadron)- Providing 2.7 million dollars towards the hospital. That is what the current LB840 sales tax has done for the city of Chadron.  Tuesday evening the final town hall meeting was held providing information to the community regarding the upcoming LB840 vote next Tuesday, April 30th. The hospital is just one of several beneficiaries of the money garnered from the LB840 tax that is set to expire in September, 2014. 
City Manager Wayne Anderson, along with Mayor Karin Fischer, Vice Mayor Levi Grant, and Public Works Director Milo Rust were all on hand to answer questions ranging from the impact LB840 would have financially on Chadron, to projects that would blossom from the funds. 
Since the installation of the original LB840 tax in the early 2000’s, $500,000 has gone to business loans in Chadron , creating over seventy jobs in the community and has assisted in 19 different projects.
The largest project in the works at this time is the upgrading of the storm water project concerning West 1st, Main, and 3rd Streets. If the project is approved, it was made known that the state of Nebraska will then complete a renovation of 3rd Street complete with new concrete surfaces. The project is estimated to be around six million dollars with the cities portion costing a little over one million dollars. The cities portion could be covered by the approval of the LB840 sales tax, and therefore eliminate the city exploring alternate options in funding revenue.
The vote on LB840 will be held next Tuesday, April 30th at the Masonic Temple from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. If you have any questions regarding LB840, please contact City Manager Wayne Anderson at 432-0501.


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