McIntosh Mirror: Reflecting news in the Tosh

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Light-up McIntosh December 15

Light-up McIntosh will begin at the Civic Center at 6:30 p.m. The event will host Santa Clause and an area choir from six local churches will sing.

10.06.06 -- Editor's Note: Understanding the Amendments on Election Day

Someone sent me a link to a site called Vote Smart Florida that is a non-partisan website that breaks down the amendments that you'll see on the ballot tomorrow.

I hear a number of people say the amendments are the most confusing point about tomorrow's elections. I'd be interested in hearing what y'all think, questions, thoughts, etc.

Also, the following is the recap I wrote from last month's meeting when Marion County engineers explained the benefits to McIntosh of the tax increase for roads in Marion County. Straight up, the county would have a way of funding roads and McIntosh would see $600,000 - $800,000.

The down side is sales tax in Marion County goes up. The up side of part of that is that tourism catches a portion.

From Oct. 15 entry of the McIntosh Mirror:

Engineers from Marion County also presented the One Cent Sale Tax Referendum that will be on the ballot come Election day next month. If passed, the initiative could bring $600,000 - $800,000 to McIntosh for road improvement over the next 7 years and raise $398 million for Marion County road improvement.

The iniative would increase sales taxes in Marion County by one penny from January 2007 through December 2013. The income generated is earmarked for road improvement throughout the county. None the roads in the current county plan are near McIntosh but the town would still benefit by receiving money earmarked for road improvements.

If passed, county engineers said that McIntosh should see $30,000 - $50,000 payments for the first few years of the program and then payments closer to $100,000 per year.

posted by Cher @ 10:48 AM,


At   November 06, 2006 11:11 AM     ,    Blogger Cher    said...

I was thinking that with $600,000 - $800,000 going to McIntosh for road improvement over the next 7 years, should the county tax pass, maybe the town could save that money and make some of the road improvements to the 441 strip that were suggested during the CRA days without the lingering threat of eminent domain and the other points people found so unappealing about declaring the corridor blighted.

Just a thought.


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