At Monday night’s meeting of the Glen Elder City Council, there was an extended period of discussion whether or not to implement a 1 percent sales tax in the city. The measure would have to receive final approval by a public vote in the November general election before it could be put into place.
The council voted 4-1 to place the question on the ballot for the public to decide. Councilman Ken Kusler voted against the measure.
The council also chose during the meeting to NOT involve itself in the purchase of the former Hebrews/H2O Church building to be used as a community center and potentially a new venue for the public library whose building is in need of significant repairs.
The Glen Elder Community Club has been seeking grant funding to purchase the building and needed the city’s commitment to qualify for the grant. The library board has not publicly committed one way or the other to join the Community Club effort or repair their existing building.
The council voiced a unanimous decision in silence, actually, when no one made a motion to put providing support to the potential project to a vote. Tune in to KD Country 94 and Z-96.3 News on Wednesday for full coverage of last night’s Glen Elder City Council meeting.