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Gas tax makes it’s return to the polls

Posted on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 8:33 am

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This April voters in Elsberry will once again have the opportunity to approve a one cent fuel tax.

“We had it on the ballot once before and it failed,” said City Clerk Jo Ann Cordsiemon. “It has to pass by two-thirds or 66 percent and I think one of the reasons it failed the first time was because people really didn’t understand the tax. It’s not one percent, it’s one cent on every gallon and it would probably generate about $20-30,000 for the city of Elsberry to do street work.”

Cordsiemon added that should the tax pass this time, a person with a 20-gallon tank would only pay an additional 20 cents to fill it up.

“We have the cheapest gas around so one cent per gallon shouldn’t have an effect,” said Cordsiemon.

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