Sales tax hike soundly defeated

Vandalia voters overwhelmingly rejected a request from the city for a one-quarter percent tax increase.
The city’s sales tax referendum failed in all 10 precincts in being rejected, 927-538.
• Sharon – 0 yes, 2 no.
• Vandalia 2 – 85 yes, 94 no.
• Vandalia 3 – 34 yes, 64 no.
• Vandalia 4 – 59 yes, 102 no.
• Vandalia 5 – 49 yes, 112 no.
• Vandalia 6 – 142 yes, 176 no.
• Vandalia 7 – 127 yes, 178 no.
• Vandalia 8 – 37 yes, 73 no.
• Vandalia 9 – 54 yes, 126 no.
The Vandalia City Council approved putting the sales-tax increase on the ballot, with plans to use half of new revenue to meet the city’s police pension obligations and half for the construction of a new water treatment plant.

 

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