Perry County sales tax fails; Altenburg tax passes

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Perry County voters narrowly defeated a sales tax initiative intended to repair the county jail and improve the sheriff's department.

Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf said in a statement: The proposal to add a 3/8 cent sales tax for the purpose of repairing and remodeling the Perry County Sheriff's Office and Jail facility failed by a very narrow margin.

"Of course, we will still have to find some way to fund the numerous repairs

and upgrades necessary in the building, but it will now have to come out

of existing revenues, most likely at the expense of some other service we

could have been providing to the citizens of Perryville/Perry County. I

am, of course, dissapointed that it failed, but encouraged by the slim

margin. It almost made it," said Schaaf.

Other final results from Perry County include:

PERRY COUNTY
SALES TAX1188 yes; 1230 no
ALTENBURG SCHOOL TAX174 yes; 157 no
ALTENBURG SCHOOL BOARD
Harold France201
Rick Sachs179
Thomas Scheiter202
Gregory Winschel150
Troy Martin161
PERRYVILLE SCHOOL BOARD
Tina Littge1449
Judi Wibbenmeyer1454
James Tolcou519
PERRYVILLE SCHOOL BONDS 829 yes; 1234 no
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