A pair of town hall meetings explaining a proposal to assign a portion of sales taxes in Murphy to a street and sidewalk maintenance fund.
The sales tax proposal is on the May 4 ballot that also includes elections to four places on the city council. The town hall meetings are at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 4, and 9 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at City Hall, 206 N. Murphy Road.
Proposition A asks voters to decide whether or not half of the sales and use tax already set aside for the Murphy Municipal Development District (MMDD) should be dedicated for a planned street and sidewalk repair and maintenance program.
The sales and use tax, currently 8.25 percent on taxable products and services and paid by anyone making purchases in Murphy whether residents or not, is divided among various entities, with the state of Texas securing the highest percentage at 6.25 percent. The city receives two percent, which is divided as one percent to the general fund, 0.5 percent to Murphy Community Development Corporation (MCDC) and 0.5 percent to MMDD.
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