The City of Rolla’s 2011 General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
The positions open for election this year include: one Council Representative for all six wards (two-year term) and Municipal Judge (to fulfill a one-year unexpired term).
Also appearing on the April 5 ballot is Proposition A – the proposed ½ Cent Park Sales Tax. The ballot language on Proposition reads as follows: “Shall the municipality of Rolla, Missouri impose a sales tax of one-half (1/2) of one percent for 10 years beginning Oct. 1, 2011, reduced to three-eights (3/8) of one percent beginning October 1, 2021, for the purpose of funding local parks for the municipality, including construction, operation and maintenance of a new community and senior services center?”
The primary purpose of the park sales tax is to fund the operations of the parks and recreation Department and to construct and operate a senior center. A small portion of the funds will be utilized to ensure the sustainability of The Centre. The park sales tax will free dollars to be spent on municipal services such as public safety (police & fire) and on economic development. For more information regarding the details of Proposition A, please visit http://www.rollacity.org/Forms/fact%20sheet_Layout%201.pdf or call the City’s Parks and Recreation Department at 341-2386