Capital facilities tax passes in county

With the majority of Sheridan County’s 29 precincts counted by just after 9 p.m. Tuesday, the 1 percent capital facilities tax had won approval by nearly 3,000 votes. That total doesn’t include absentee ballots.

The total amount projected for the tax to raise is not to exceed $40 million, with funds to be used for infrastructure projects and improvements in Sheridan County and the three municipalities.

A breakdown of the funds includes $12.6 million for improvements to roads, bridges and public facilities in Sheridan County, $23 million for infrastructure projects in the city of Sheridan, $1.92 million each for infrastructure projects and improvements in Dayton and Ranchester and $560,000 for infrastructure improvements for Clearmont.

The capital facilities tax was last approved by voters in 2013.

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