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One-Cent Local Option Sales Tax Public Information Meetings

Post Date:02/16/2018 11:44 a.m.

Residents are invited to attend the One-Cent Local Option Sales Tax Public Information Meeting hosted by City Manager David Jones. Learn how this one-cent sales tax, if approved, will impact property taxes and future capital improvement projects.

Public Information Meetings
Tuesday, Feb. 20, noon
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m.
Both meetings will be held at City Hall, 410 W. First St. in Ankeny. After a brief presentation, the City Manager will take questions from the audience.

It is projected the one-cent local option sales tax would generate $6.8 million for the City of Ankeny and more than $79 million county-wide. Ankeny City Council determined 65 percent of the $6.8 million revenue will be used to reduce property taxes, decreasing the city tax rate by 11.2 percent in the first year. The remaining 35 percent will be used for Capital Improvement Projects including:

  • New senior center
  • Street improvements to upgrade safety and mobility
  • Park and trail improvements including extending the High Trestle Trail and adding an overpass and underpass at Oralabor Road and Ankeny Boulevard.
  • Recreational facilities
  • Traffic flow improvements
  • Debt retirement

 Voters will have the opportunity to vote on the One-Cent Local Option Sales Tax in a special election March 6. Additional information about the One-Cent Local Option Sales Tax can be found at www.ankenyiowa.gov/onecentsalestax