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Quarter Cent Sales Tax

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Quarter Cent Sales Tax

Quarter Cent Sales Tax


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  • 1. What is the Problem? The current recession, declining sales tax revenue and an increasing demand for mandated services are putting more pressure on the Columbus County Educational and Governmental budgets. Services are currently being provided in buildings and educational facilities that are over 60 years old and a Courthouse that is almost 100 years old. Without relief, the aging of these buildings will significantly impact the services the County provides its citizens and children.
  • 2. Why a Sales Tax? The additional sales tax is a fair approach . All individuals and businesses would participate in the tax, including tourists, non-County residents, and non-County businesses. This relieves some of the financial burden borne by Columbus County residents and businesses. An additional Quarter-Cent sales tax would raise an estimated $1 million in the next fiscal year. These dollars will pay for improvements desperately needed for our County.
  • 3. Facilities In Need Of Improvement Southeastern Community Old Dock Elementary College South Columbus High Acme Delco Elementary Tabor City Elementary Acme Delco Middle Tabor City Middle Cerro Gordo Elementary West Columbus High Chadbourn Elementary Williams Township Chadbourn Middle Central Middle East Columbus High Edgewood Elementary Evergreen Elementary Whiteville High Guideway Elementary Whiteville Primary Hallsboro-Artesia Elementary Columbus County Courthouse Hallsboro Middle Department of Aging Nakina Middle
  • 4. The Sales Tax Does Not Apply To: Most Non-Prepared Food Items Prescription Drugs Gasoline Cars Utilities
  • 5. EXAMPLE OF PROPOSED SALES TAX: IF YOU MAKE A… $10 purchase you will pay only 2¢. = $100 purchase you will pay only 25¢. =
  • 6. When is the Vote? November 2, 2010 LOBBY ONE-STOP VOTING: Lobby One-stop Voting for the November 2, 2010 General Election begins on Thursday, October 14, 2010 and ends on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 1:00pm. This is held at the Columbus County Board of Elections Office located at 50 Legion Drive, Suite A, Whiteville, NC. ABSENTEE BALLOTS Requests for mailed out Absentee Ballots begins September 3, 2010 and the deadline to receive mailed out ballot requests is October 26, 2010. The deadline to have voted ballots back in the office is Monday, November 1, 2010 by 5:00pm. If received by mail, the deadline is November 5th, 2010 by 5:00pm OFF-SITE LOCATIONS: October 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm Bolton Town Hall - 221 9th St Bolton, NC 28423 Chadbourn Municipal Annex - 201 E. 1st Ave Chadbourn, NC 28431 Fair Bluff Fire & Rescue - 653 Railroad St Fair Bluff, NC 28439 East Columbus Senior Center - 2694 General Howe Hwy Riegelwood, NC 28456 Tabor City Courthouse - 110 W Fourth St Tabor City, NC 28463 Old Dock Community Bldg - 12986 New Britton Hwy E Nakina, NC 28455
  • 7. Columbus County Schools Southeastern Community College Whiteville City Schools Columbus County Courthouse