CHRISTIAN COUNTY, In poor health. (WAND) – A gross sales tax in Christian County that might have financed a brand new jail and sheriff’s workplace didn’t move within the Tuesday evening election.
The one % tax was on the consolidated election poll as a public security proposition. A complete of 4,842 individuals (78 %) voted no and 1,327 individuals (22 %) voted sure.
Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp had argued for the tax, saying the infrastructure within the county was failing and the jail was overcrowded. It was designed to carry 20 inmates, he stated, and in early 2021 averages over 60.
Residents had opinions entering into each instructions.
“i do not suppose we want any extra new taxes,” stated Richard Wright. “We’d want them, however I do not suppose we are able to afford them and I feel all authorities operations ought to try this.”
“I feel it’s extremely affordable to present a penny on a greenback to assist our neighborhood and spend money on the security of our neighborhood,” stated Scott Campbell.
Based on Kettelkamp, the tax would have utilized solely to tangible retail. It might not embrace groceries, pharmacy farm gear or car bills.