The Riley County Commission approved a sales tax program proposal Thursday. New endeavors would include 12 bridges, three major reconstruction projects, and 12 overlay projects to be completed over the next 10 years. If approved, public works director Leon Hobson estimates the projects will cost $20 million. The proposal will be on the ballot in 2012. The tax extension must be approved by voters.
At the request of a citizen, county counselor Clancy Holeman investigated county boundary issue. Holeman revealed his findings to the Riley county commission during Thursday’s meeting.
“A joint survey conducted by Riley and Pottawatomie counties in 1960 established the boundary,” Holeman said. “It shall be held permanent and never changed.”
Holeman found that Riley Count does receive sales tax revenue from Wendy’s and IHOP despite the fact that the boundary runs through those establishment’s parking lots. While Riley does benefit from that perspective, the sales tax revenue generated from Dick Edwards car dealership goes to Pottawatomie county.