It's that simple.
Fairbury residents will be asked during the Nov. 12 Fall General Election if they would support a half percent increase in the sales tax. The rate would increase from 7 to 7.5%. The increase, if approved, would be used to fix streets within Fairbury.
Last week two informational meetings were held in the basement of Union Bank to answer any questions the public might have on the upcoming ballot. Members of the Fairbury City Council voted last month to place the initiative on the ballot.
In a prepared statement issued to the public, the reasoning for seeking the sales tax hike is as follows:
* Fairbury is facing continued revenue shortages.
* The streets and infrastructure are becoming increasingly difficult to maintain.
* The funds generated by the sales tax increase will be designated only for streets and infrastructure.