City Council sends sales tax to the votersThe Red Wing City Council voted 6-1 Monday night to let the voters decide on a new local sales tax.
The Red Wing City Council voted 6-1 Monday night to let the voters decide on a new local sales tax.
Approving the half-percent tax would allow the city to collect up to $14.88 million within a maximum of 20 years to help fund specific projects.
Those include riverfront improvements such as trail work, boat docking and a marina building, repairs to the Sheldon Theatre, work to make Highway 61 safer and easier for pedestrians to cross and partnering with the Red Wing Area Seniors and Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation to purchase and develop the Pottery Place Annex.
The question will be on the Nov. 6 ballot. If the voters approve the tax, the state Legislature also would have to give its consent before the local option sales tax could be implemented.
Council member Dean Hove voted against the motions.
For more on this story, see Wednesday’s edition of the R-E.