Officials push tax increase for education needs
By Brock Letchworth
The Daily Reflector
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Pitt County residents will be hearing more about the referendum for a quarter-cent sales tax increase through a campaign plan presented to county and city officials Monday.
Nearly 50 local officials gathered at the Community Christian Church for a presentation highlighting the efforts being made to inform the public of the referendum and how it would be beneficial.
The Pitt County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Aug. 6 to put the sales tax referendum on the ballot for the municipal elections Nov. 6. The tax would generate about $5 million annually for the capital education needs of Pitt Community College and Pitt County schools, Pitt County Manager D. Scott Elliott said during Monday?s presentation. (more…)