Alma residents will go to the polls Tuesday to vote on the renewal of a 1-cent sales tax and how that money will be spent.
During the special election, voters will decide if they wish to continue a 1-cent tax that is expected to sunset that same month.
If approved, the continued tax would be for specific projects chosen by voters and would sunset once tax collections have paid off the debt service for those projects.
On the ballot, seven separate improvement projects will be up for vote. If any of the projects are approved, a 1-cent tax will be put in place to pay for the project, but the total tax will never be more than 1 cent, according to the city’s bond attorney.
Projects up for vote include improvements for park facilities, the fire department, the police department and streets; a plan for downtown streetscaping and a related parking project; and the refinancing of a current bond debt held by the city.
Three poll sites will be open Tuesday for the special election.
Two precincts will vote at the Alma School District administration building, including precinct Alma 4 who normally vote there and precinct Eagle Crest who normally vote at Fire Station No. 4.
Two precincts will vote at Fire Station No. 3 on Collum Lane, including precinct Alma 3 who normally vote there and Alma 2, who normally vote at Concord Baptist Church.
The third site will be Alma Public Library, with only those who normally vote at the site voting there for the special election.
Early voting is through Monday during regular business hours at the Crawford County Clerk’s Office.