Registered voters in the city of Flippin will be asked to decide on a 1 percent permanent sales tax increase in May with funds to be split evenly between the street department, park improvements, the general fund and the police department.
Flippin Mayor Jerald Marberry says the city is not currently under financial distress, but the loss of a pair of businesses over the last two years has had an effect.
Marberry says while Flippin has been able to pay its bills, it is currently unable to fund some needed improvements in the city. He adds the last time Flippin's sales tax increased was in 1993.
Marberry says one unpopular decision recently made by the Flippin City Council was the closure of the pool in Hickey Park.
Flippin's special election for the sales tax proposal is scheduled for May 21st. The polling location has been moved from First Baptist Church to the east entrance at the fire station. Early voting will be held May 13th through 20th at the Marion County Courthouse in Yellville.
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