Voters in Grundy, Mercer, Sullivan counties to decide issues on the ballot today

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Voters in the immediate Trenton area have as many as three issues to decide. Within the city of Trenton, residents will cast ballots on the proposed half-percent city sales tax for economic development purposes. Trenton R-9 School District patrons will decide whether to allow the Board of Education to borrow $3.5 million for school improvements while keeping the debt-service levy at $0.90 on $100 of assessed valuation. Officials have labeled this a “No Tax Increase” bond issue.

Voters in Grundy County will cast ballots on the proposed use tax, which applies to online purchases from out-of-state vendors delivered to a Grundy County address. Approval of the use tax means the state will return 1.5% to Grundy County, complementing the existing three half-cent countywide sales taxes.

Voters in Mercer County’s public water supply district will decide on issuing $3 million in waterworks revenue bonds. There are two issues in Mercer. One is the imposition of a 5% business license tax on the gross receipts of all telecommunications providers operating within Mercer. The other would allow Mercer to forego the annual election if the number of filed candidates equals the open positions.

In Sullivan County, voters will determine the fate of a $0.50 tax levy for road and bridge purposes. Both Milan and Green City are voting on a proposed 3% sales tax on the retail sales of adult-use marijuana.

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