Mountain Home residents will go to the polls in March to approve or reject a pair of sales taxes to fund a plan to renovate the city’s parks and build a combination community/aquatic center.
The Mountain Home City Council voted 8-0 on Thursday night to call for a March 9 special election where residents will be asked to approve the tax increases. Voters will be asked to approve a temporary 0.5 percent sales tax to repay $38.6 million in bonds that would be issued to improve the city’s parks and build a community/aquatic center at McCabe Park. Voters will also be asked to approve a permanent, 0.25 percent sales tax that would help fund the city’s Parks Department.
Council members Bob Van Haaren, Susan Stockton, Jennifer Baker, Wayne Almond, Paige Evans, Carry Manuel, Jim Bodenhamer and Nick Reed each voted in favor of asking city residents to vote on the sales tax proposals.