Council votes to put tax measure on November ballot

By: 
STEVE SMITH SSMITH@LACLEDERECORD.COM

Lebanon voters will decide in November whether to approve a one-half cent sales tax for public safety needs.
The Lebanon City Council voted to place the issue on the Nov. 5 ballot at its regular meeting Monday night.
Lebanon Fire Chief Sam Schneider gave a presentation on the tax proposal.
“Our intention is to fund police and fire and take some stress off the general fund end of the capital improvement tax,” he said.
Schneider said police and fire needs currently consume 60 percent of the city’s general fund. The general fund also provides money for the Civic Center, community buildings, administration, the City Clerk’s office, finance, court, storm water and other city operations.

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