County sales tax passes

October 8, 2019 | Featured|Headlines

By SHARON ROWEN | KAY NEWSCOW

NEWKIRK — Kay County has 23,426 registered voters. A total of 2,254 of those made it to the polls Tuesday to vote in the county sales tax election. The count does not include provisional ballots.

District attorney Brian Hermanson said county officers and employees thank the citizens for passing the tax.

“All the Kay County Officers and employees want to thank the citizens of Kay County for this incredible vote of support. This vote will help guarantee the health, safety, and continued great service not only from your Kay County government but an outstanding environment for each Kay County resident to conduct their business when doing their county business. Thank you Kay County!!!”

Unofficial results show that the .667 cent sales tax passed by a count of 1,400 to 854. The tax will fund the construction of an annex next door to the current Kay County Courthouse and the remodeling of the courthouse. (see story)

The tax will last 13 years or until the debt is paid off. (see story)

For more information on the project visit the project Facebook page.

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