Roeland Park Residents Approve Special Infrastructure Sales Tax
Roeland Park residents approved the Special Infrastructure Sales Tax renewal question on the general election ballot on November 3. The sunsetting sales tax is set at 0.25% and the renewal will set the amount to 0.5%. The start date of the sales tax has been set by the Kansas Department of Revenue as April 1, 2021 in order to provide enough prior notification for retailers to implement the change in the tax rate.
The increase will generate around $375,000 more funds per year to be available for infrastructure projects and will be a key source of funding to the City’s long term capital plan. The first project that will be funded by the Special Infrastructure Sales Tax will be the reconstruction of Reinhardt Street. This project will begin in the spring of 2021.
“Thank you to the citizens of Roeland Park who voted “YES” for the Special Infrastructure Sales Tax Renewal,” said Mayor Mike Kelly. “We appreciate your support and trust in carrying these infrastructure projects forward. These funds are going to be put to good use.”
Currently, there are 5,706 registered voters in the City and 4,055 voted in the General Election. Fifty eight percent of the 4,055 Roeland Park voters marked their ballot with a “YES” to approve the sales tax increase. View full results on page 26 of the Johnson County Election Results. For more information on infrastructure projects and tax information visit: https://www.roelandpark.net/377/2020-Sales-Tax-Ballot-Question