WILLMAR—In 2017, the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners approved a five-year local option sales tax to fund four road improvement projects covering 10 miles of road and one bridge at a cost of $14 million. Revenue collection began in 2018 and is set to expire in 2022.
Mel Odens, Kandiyohi County Public Works director, is hoping the County Board will approve extending the half-cent sales tax for another seven years.
“The request is seven years of a sales tax, 11 projects, 40 miles of road, two bridges and $22 million,” Odens said. “We would do four times the miles for less than half the price.”
The County Board approved setting a public hearing on the proposed extension at 10 a.m. Nov. 16 in the board room at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services building.
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