Penny Power Meetings Being Held Prior To Tuesday's Election

Charts show how the one-cent tax benefits many throughout Sheridan County.
Charts show how the one-cent tax benefits many throughout Sheridan County.

With the General Election less than a week away, officials from Sheridan County and the City of Sheridan are holding informational meetings on the One-Cent Optional Sales Tax that is up for renewal on this year's ballot. County Commission Chairman Steve Maier on how important the penny is to Sheridan County.

Maier explains that the tax isn't anything new, and that not much will change if it is renewed next Tuesday.

Maier pointed out during the presentation at the Sheridan Senior Center Tuesday, that the one-cent tax has generated over $87 million for community infrastructure and services since its inception. If the tax is renewed, it's anticipated to generate approximately $25 million over over the next four years.

Another information presentation will be held this evening at 6:30 at the Tongue River Valley Community Center.