Though the half-cent sales tax was passed back in 2002, Riley County did not start collecting revenues for the tax until 2004. Today, the county has taken in over 10.6 million dollars in tax collections. County budget & finance officer Johnette Shepek says that money has since been allocated to culvert, bridge, and asphault overlay projects.
“The total sales tax dollars spent on these project equal $10,196,889,” Shepek says. “The total cost estimates of these projects is $19,043,532.”
The money will be used for 35 new projects throughout the county.
To see a complete list of both past and future projects, visit rileycountyks.gov