Voters to Decide Special Sales Tax in Kirksville

Voting on the taxes you pay. In Kirksville, voters will decide whether to continue a special sales tax.

The issue will be on the ballot in April. The decision — whether to extend the city’s half-cent sales tax beyond 2019. More than $7 million from the tax is used to pay for part of the Highway 63 bypass construction. The last payment to DOT would be in 2019 and the city wants to keep the sales tax going beyond that to fund other projects such as street and storm water repair and some of the money would be used to promote economic development.