County Pushes Off Tax Fund Discussion

Chamber Members Oppose the 7th Cent Tax

If the one penny tax is approved by voters in November, the Town of Jackson has a special revenue fund to put the money in, but Teton County does not.


Commissioner Mark Newcomb proposed the idea at Monday’s County meeting but the idea was pushed off to a later day.


Newcomb said he wanted to make sure the community knows that the commissioners are focused on spending the tax money on housing and transportation.


“It looks like the town has committed to ensure that it is a clear line item in their budget.” Newcomb told other commissioners.


“I wanted to make it as clear as possible how this revenue would look when it comes up in the budget,” he said.


Clerk Sherry Daigle said that if the fund were set up it would be a separate fund much like the Road Fund and would have its own line items.


Commissioner Paul Vogelheim said he wanted more time to discuss it and Barb Allen, Commission Chair said, “I don’t think we’re prepared to have the discussion and I’m not sure of the urgency ,” and added that the board would have plenty of time to set up a fund if the tax passes.




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