Overland Park voters approve sales tax extension

10/08/2013 5:34 PM

10/08/2013 6:32 PM

Overland Park voters have approved a 10-year extension of a sales tax to pay for street projects and related needs.

Nearly 33,000 ballots were returned by mail, a 30 percent turnout. The extension of the one-eighth-cent tax passed with 72 percent of the vote.

Overland Park officials said the extension will generate about $65 million over 10 years.

The tax, first passed in 1999, pays for new roads, reconstruction of residential streets and replacement of streetlights, traffic signals, curbs and sidewalks.

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