Recount results: Martin County sales tax still defeated

The failure of a local tax initiative stands after a nine-hour recount conducted by the Martin County Supervisor of Elections Saturday, according to TCPalm. The results — which confirmed a razor-thin margin of defeat — mean the county’s suggested four-year, 1 percent sales tax will not go into effect as proposed. … Click here to read more

Martin County election results: Commissioner Fielding wins; sales tax referendum recount

With his re-election, Commissioner Ed Fielding will help shape Martin County in the next four years. The referendum for the 1% sales tax increase in Martin was narrowly defeated and goes to a recount. Link to the Martin County general election results on TCPalm … Click here to read more

Proposed one-cent sales tax projects in your neighborhood if referendum is approved

If the four year, one cent sales surtax referendum is approved by voters in November, the revenue will be used to repair the county’s existing infrastructure – roads, bridges, and drainage pipes. Based on Department of Revenue estimates, Martin County could expect to receive $21+ million dollars per year, with additional funds going to the municipalities (City of Stuart, Jupiter Island, Ocean Breeze, and Sewall’s Point) … Click here to read more

Sales tax referendum resources on county website include photos, brochure, speakers

In May, the Board of County Commissioners approved placing a referendum on the November ballot regarding the addition of a one-cent (or 1%) local sales tax to the existing state sales tax for a period of four years. This sales tax would be used to address infrastructure problems that are the result of long-term underfunding and the reduction of preservation and replacement budgets. … Click here to read more

Mark your calendar for Tuesday’s jam-packed Board of County Commissioners’ meeting agenda

Virginia Sherlock, local attorney and civic activist, summarizes the agenda of the upcoming Board of County Commissioners’ meeting: Tuesday’s Commission meeting is jam-packed with litigation updates, a proposed sales tax referendum, CRA and Library presentations, airport grant and lease assignment proposals, and a request to initiate a comp plan amendment for Chapter 10 (sanitary sewer element). … Click here to read more