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Roof repair keeps bringing sales tax money in to Edmond

Edmond's sales tax collection checks continue to come in high. City officials credit roof repairs from the summer hailstorm.
by Diana Baldwin Published: October 13, 2012
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Edmond voters passed in 2000 a 3/4-cent sales tax increase for capital improvement projects such as parks, trails, road projects and the new $22.5 million swimming and recreational complex.

Edmond also has received revenues of nearly $2.8 million to build a $25.5 million public safety center. Voters approved a half-cent sales tax for the center to house police headquarters, 911 communications center and emergency management operations. The tax is to expire after five years.

The tax went into effect April 1. From April to June, the end of the fiscal year, the city collected $889,993.

Shoppers in Edmond pay an 8.25 percent sales tax on purchases; 4.5 percent goes to the state and 3.75 percent is returned to the city. Of the city portion, 2 percent goes to the general fund for operations.

by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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