Gardner city officials will host a town hall meeting on Monday, Aug. 24. The meeting will allow residents to ask questions about a proposed special sales tax election.
Gardner voters should begin receiving ballots in the mail on Aug. 26. The ballot will ask voters whether to approve a half-cent sales tax to be used for city street, sidewalk, and trail rehabilitation. If approved, the tax would sunset in 10 years. Officials estimate the sales tax will provide $1 million per year to improve roads, curbs, sidewalks, trails and pedestrian bridges.
The tax would replace an existing half-cent sales tax that is set to expire at the end of this year. That tax funded debt on Celebration Park and the Gardner Aquatic Center.
The town hall meeting is set for 6 p.m. at the Gardner Senior Center, 128 E. Park, on Monday, Aug. 24.
Mail-in ballots must be returned to the Johnson County Election Office by noon on Sept. 15.