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SPET Projects Chosen For Local Ballot

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A total of $11-million in special purpose excise tax issues will be placed before the voters this year following the approval yesterday by the town and county leadership of six issues.  Mayor Mark Barron points out that all six issues involve construction of publicly-owned capital construction projects.  They include a South Park Loop pathway from 3 Creek to Melody Ranch, a replacement for the Teton County Fair exhibit hall, downtown Jackson storm water collection and conveyance system improvements, Pedestrian streetscape improvements along North Cache Street, and improvements to four fire/EMS stations.  He says when the infrastructure work is done in a timely basis; it goes to a long way toward saving the public’s money.  The public will be able to select any or all of the projects proposed.  Barron points out that the number of projects approved does not impact the amount of sales tax paid, but rather the length of time the tax is collected before new projects are put forward to the voters. The six projects will be on the primary election ballot August 19th.

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