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Kennett voters to see two sales tax proposals on ballot

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KENNETT, MO (KAIT) -

Voters in a Region 8 city will see two sales tax proposals on the ballot in November. 

According to the Kennett city clerk, the city council passed two proposals that will be on the ballot in November. 

One will ask for a one-cent sales tax for the city of Kennett.

If passed that money will go to help repair and update a fire station and police department in Kennett. 

The other measure on the ballot will benefit senior citizens in Kennett.

It's asking for a 1/8 percent of a cent sales tax for senior services. 

If passed, a board would be slated to oversee the money to make sure it is spent properly. 

This proposal was backed by the Kennett OAKS. 

As Region 8 News reported in July, there is a fundraising campaign happening now to raise funds to update a new building for senior citizens. 

The hope is that sales tax could help with that initiative. 

Kennett voters will go to the polls for the general election on Nov. 8. 

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