The 1-percent sales tax is one of several sales tax revenue streams that city officials point to when at the state legislature fighting for hub city funding.
“This is one of those cases where everyone pays a little bit,” Klug said, “and at the end of the day you reap a lot of rewards from it. It also goes back to when we are talking to the state. Our citizens have skin in the game.”
Williston’s 1 percent infrastructure tax helps improve neighborhood streets and replace outdated sewer and water mains, as well as to help new and existing business to start up or expand.
The tax was set to expire June 30, 2020. The yes vote means it will be extended for 10 more years, until 2030.
Seventy-five percent of the tax revenue is used for things like roads and water and sewer lines.