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One percent sales tax passes in Cherokee Village

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 ~ Updated 2:17 PM

Cherokee Village passes one percent sales tax at Sept. 13 election in Sharp County. According to Tara Draper with the Sharp County Clerk's office, the tax unofficially passed by a 10 vote margin, 391 to 381. The tax will help Cherokee Village's revenue and will be charged on purchases, point of delivery items as well as services rendered within the city. The Clerk's office said the results will be finalized on Sept. 23.

It is important to note this tax measure is a separate tax than the hospital tax that is being discussed within the county. The sales tax will not go toward the construction of a new hospital.

A group of private citizen's making up the Sharp County Hospital Foundation is currently working to get a measure on the ballot for a separate one percent tax to fund some type of medical facility. To date, none of the representatives have presented the measure to Quorum Court for their approval for the county wide tax that will be used to build a hospital.

Areawide Media will continue to follow this story. For a full story on the sales tax initiative's passing, as well as comments from local municipal leaders, please read the Sept. 21 edition of the Villager Journal.

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