The Pottawatomie County Board of County Commissioners agreed to a resolution supporting ballot language in regards to a half-cent sales tax increase.
Next month, voters in Shawnee will decide a temporary half-cent city sales tax proposal that, if passed, would fund $30 million in improvements for public safety, streets and roads as well as parks and public facilities.
During the presentation to the county commissioners, Shawnee City Manager Justin Erickson estimated there would be $30 million generated from the tax increase.
The special election will take place June 26.
In other commission news:
The commissioners approved Bethel Schools to go ahead with a carpet removal and tile project. Wilson Brothers Carpet and Tile was awarded the project.
Total cost will be $12,342. Bethel Schools will use funds available to the district from the county's education sales tax.
The commissioners approved the county's liability insurance. The policy will cost $187,919 and will be provided through the Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma Self-Insured Group.
The commissioners will donate a weed sprayer for Wes Watkins Reservoir.
The county commissioners agreed to interlocal agreements with Maud, Shawnee, Asher, Tecumseh, McLoud, Wanette, Tribbey, Macomb, Bethel, Dale, Earlsboro and Pink.
The county commissioners agreed to an interlocal agreement with Maud Asher, Tecumseh, Macomb, Dale, Wanette, North Rock Creek, Shawnee, South Rock Creek, Grove, Earlsboro, McLoud and Bethel Schools.
The commissioners set the price of 627 N. Louisa at $50.
As of Monday, the current head count at the Pottawatomie County Safety Center is 325. Last week they booked in 86 and released 89.