Will you use these funds to improve my water?

These sales tax funds are used for other purposes described in a previous question. Using other funding methods, the City is currently in the process of building a new water treatment plant which will feature water softening and higher capacity volume. Final design and permitting will take place in 2022 with construction scheduled to begin in 2023 and an anticipated completion date of late 2024. The cost for the project is $29,187,812, and the City has applied for grants, American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, and will continue to pursue future additional funding opportunities. Building a new water plant is less costly than purchasing water from another water utility or funding continued emergency breaks and repairs.

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1. What is the ballot question for the proposed sales tax?
2. Why use a sales tax instead of another type of tax?
3. Will the sales tax rate increase if these are passed by the voters?
4. What will the City do if the proposed sales tax does not pass?
5. If approved, how much revenue will these sales taxes create?
6. How will the sales tax impact my wallet?
7. How does the sales tax rate in Bonner Springs compare to other nearby cities and shopping areas?
8. How has the City used the proceeds of the current sales tax since 2013?
9. What will the proposed sales tax be used for and does it address our community’s needs?
10. How does the public know that future spending commitments will be met?
11. Will the City lose business if these sales taxes are passed by voters?
12. How does the City decide which streets will be funded?
13. How much would it cost to fully fund all of the City’s street maintenance needs?
14. Will you use these funds to improve 138th Street or Metropolitan Avenue?
15. Will you use these funds to improve my water?
16. How can we expect the City to manage the sales tax project funds?