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Two important issues will be on the April ballot for the city of Marshall. An informational session is scheduled for Wednesday, March 18th at 5:30 p.m. The session will be held at the Martin Community Center and will cover the school tax levy increase and a city sales tax increase.
“I can’t stress the importance of these two issues enough,” Connie Latimer, city administrator said. “You can’t have a strong community without a strong school system and you can’t have a strong school system without a strong community.”
Latimer said the city has had the school tax levy on the ballot before but voters turned it down. At the time, city planners wanted to build a new school to improve upon the existing public schools.
“The current tax levy will be used to improve the current school buildings, bring the technology up to date, and increase teachers’ salary,” Latimer said.
It has been several years since the city has seen a sales tax increase. “This is the first sales tax increase that the city’s general fund has seen since 1979,” Latimer said.
The informational meeting is open to the public. The Martin Community Center is located at 1985 S. Odell in Marshall and the meeting is set to begin at 5:30.