Paid Public Notice sponsored by Jane Lynn
The initiative is underway to gather signatures on a petition to put the ½¢ Economic Development Sales Tax onto the primary ballot in August.
IF PASSED this tax will cost taxpayers about $80/person/year.
The tax will result in paying all of the transportation costs of the Riverton Airport MRG (minimum revenue guarantee) and assist with the ground transportation provided by WRTA. This tax is meant to alleviate the impacts of the annual request from the Airport, thereby freeing up over $200,000 annually in the City’s general fund.
The remainder of the funds will be set aside in a restricted line item for Lander projects that: 1. create jobs, 2. retain jobs, or 3. result in a net increase in revenue to the City/County. You can learn more about the tax by clicking here.
The projection amounts for the collected tax funds and the potential projects listed in this document: Fremont County Econ Dev Sales Tax
The Resolution signed by Lander Mayor Monte Richardson on March 10th can be viewed here: Resolution – 1173 ED Tax
Jane Lynn is working on getting ½¢ Economic Development Sales Tax signatures in Lander. The petition is required to get the initiative on the August Primary ballot. If you are a registered voter and are willing to sign the petition, below is the schedule for the ½¢ petition signing at the COVID-19 friendly front lobby of Lander’s City Hall:
- Thursday the 23rd from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Friday the 24th from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm