CAMBRIDGE—Recently, the Henry County Board approved a referendum to be placed on the ballot for the April election. The referendum is to increase the sales tax by 1/4 of 1 percent ($.25 for every $100 spent). The revenue generated from this sales tax increase will be put in a restricted fund to pay for restoration and maintenance on the Henry County Courthouse located in Cambridge.



 


Recently, the Henry County Board approved a referendum to be placed on the ballot for the April election.

The referendum is to increase the sales tax by 1/4 of 1 percent ($.25 for every $100 spent). The revenue generated from this sales tax increase will be put in a restricted fund to pay for restoration and maintenance on the Henry County Courthouse located in Cambridge.

If the increase in sales tax gets passed by the people, the board will take appropriate action to start the repairs on the courthouse. Once the funds that re needed are raised by the tax; it is the current board’s intention to repeal the additional sales tax. Otherwise, the tax will automatically be repealed after 10 years.

The courthouse is our responsibility as citizens of this county. Without the funds that are being asked for, the building will continue to deteriorate. 

Please keep in mind that the members of the board are being fiscally responsible by trying to guarantee funds before we spend them. We believe that the people of the county will agree that the building is worth saving.

Also, an advantage of the sales tax is that visitors to Henry County help pay for it. We ask that if you have any questions about this that you contact your local representative serving on the Henry County Board.

Jesse Crouch, Ann DeSmith, Jason?DeSplinter, James Eccher, JoAnne Hillman, Jim King, James Kursock, Rick Livesay, Jan May, Betty Murphy, Kippy Nelson, Tom Nicholson, Patricia Ripperger, Ron Salisbury, John Sovanski, Tom Steele, Dennis Sullivan, Jerry Thompson, Karen Urick, Muriel Weber