Tatum voters to consider street maintenance tax
Longview, TX — Tatum voters will decide whether to approve a quarter-cent sales tax for street maintenance when they go to the polls May 10.
The initiative appears on the city’s ballot every two years, and Mayor Phil Cory said it brings in less than $100 a month for the city.
“We don’t make enough money off of it to do any major type of road repair. It gives the false impression we are getting a lot of money,” he said.
Cory said the small amount of sales in the city are what make the tax revenue insignificant.
He said the tax has been approved by voters for decades.
While the city is responsible for the maintenance of some of the roads, the county also maintains roads near the city, Cory said.
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