A standing room only crowd of several hundred Christian County residents, packed the Taylorville VFW Hall Wednesday night, to hear a presentation by the committee calling themselves the “Citizens for Christian County Public Schools.” The committee’s goal is to pass a one-percent sales tax countywide, for school facility purposes, on April 9th.
The tax would generate some 2-point-2 million dollars a year for county schools beginning in 2014. The one-percent sales tax would not apply to drugs, groceries, cars, trucks, or A-T-V’s, boats, R-V’s, mobile homes, farm equipment, parts or inputs sold inside of Christian County.
Taylorville Superintendent Doctor Gregg Fuerstenau, one of the presenters for the evening, told Regional Radio News he was very pleased with the huge crowd.
Pana School Superintendent Doctor David Lett said Wednesday night’s turnout was impressive.
The issue will be one of the many items on the April 9th ballot in Christian County.