Town Hall Meeting on Sales Tax
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 06:32
A crowd of about 60 people turned out for a town hall meeting last night to discuss the renewal of the Valentine City Sales Tax. It was made clear that there was no tax rate increase proposed. Three quarters percent will still go the city infrastructure needs, and one quarter percent for economic development. The only change would be using the current ½ cent being used to pay off the swimming pool, to fund a portion of a new community golf course and a portion of an expanded campus for Mid Plains Community College. The pool will be paid off in December of 2016. There was good discussion about the positive things the sales tax has allowed the city to accomplish since 2007 and the future projects the city will face. Since 2007 retail sales have gone up 32% with the city's property tax rate going down 19%. Those are both trends the city would like to see continue. According to statistics, half of the sales tax revenue in Valentine is generated by visitors to the community.
The Valentine City Council must still approve the ballot language which they are expected to do at the May 8th meeting. The vote on the sales tax renewal is tentatively set for July 15th. There will be additional informational meetings held early this summer concerning the sales tax.
Valentine Chamber's 1884 Day Promotion
Monday, 21 April 2014 09:24
THE VALENTINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS HELPING TO MARK 1884 DAYS WITH A SPECIAL HISTORICAL TRIVIA PROMOTION THIS YEAR. FOLKS ARE INVITED INTO PARTICIPATING STORES TO PICK UP THE TRIVIA SHEETS FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS, AND THEN BEGINNING ON WEDNESDAY OF THIS WEEK, KVSH RADIO WILL ASK TRIVIA QUESTIONS ABOUT THOSE BUSINESSES. ANYONE WITH THE TRIVIA SHEETS WILL HAVE A LEG UP ON THE COMPETITION AS THEY WILL HAVE THE ANSWERS IN FRONT OF THEM. WINNERS WILL RECEIVE GIFT CERTIFICATES TO THE RESPECTIVE BUSINESS.
PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES ARE
COUNTRY FABRICS AND CRAFTS
NAILS BY BECKY
OUTBACK SCREENPRINTING AND EMBROIDERY