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September 10, 2013

CIP tax will continue for another decade

CHICKASHA —

After months of campaigning on both sides, the citizens of Chickasha voted to continue a 3/4 cent Capital Improvement Tax yesterday. 

"The next step is to do what we told the voters we were going to do," Chickasha Mayor Hank Ross said. "Our voters are pretty wise. Every time we put something out there to improve our city, they vote for it." 

The continuation was met with staunch opposition by Grady County TEA Party Member Mark Keeling, who raised concerns over money from this tax previously being used to fund parks and recreation projects. 

"We hope our mayor and city council understand we don't want business as usual," Keeling said. "Water is the priority, as city leaders have noted themselves."

The tax is project to bring in $24 million of revenue over the next 10 years. Ross said the city will first utilize the money to fix cooling towers at the water treatment plant. 

For a full recap of this story, pick up the Sept. 11 edition of The Express-Star.

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