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Posted: May 13, 2019 12:16 PMUpdated: May 13, 2019 12:16 PM

Sales Tax Increase on the Line Ahead of Election

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Garrett Giles

Precincts and polling times are available for the Special Municipal Election for the City of Dewey. Polls will open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 14th. Poll places are listed below:

Precinct 62 - First Church of God, 222 S. Osage in Dewey

Precinct 73 - Dewey Church of Christ, 1313 N. Osage Avenue, Dewey

Precinct 74 - Rose Hill Church, 12950 N. 4000 Road, Dewey

Dewey City Manager Kevin Trease said they will match the sales tax rate of Bartlesville if the increase to the sales tax passes. The sales tax collections will be used for public safety (i.e. fire and police services), the Dewey Public Library and the Dewey City Cemetery.

 

The City of Dewey currently has a two-cent sales tax that goes towards the General Fund. Trease said one cent goes towards Capital Improvement. That can not be used for salaries to pay police officers at the department.

 

Trease said they are getting more people to fill voids at the Dewey Police Department, but the City wants to be able to pay them. The only position open at this time is the Detective Position.

 

The the total tax for Dewey would be 3.4 if passed by voters on Tuesday, May 14th. The total tax combined with the State and Washington County taxes would be 8.9 if the voters approved the increase in Dewey's sales tax rate.


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