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Recount Scheduled for Nixa Tax Issue

NIXA, Mo. - A recount of the recent vote on a Capital Improvement Sales Tax in Nixa is planned for Tuesday in Ozark.
NIXA, Mo. - A recount of the recent vote on a Capital Improvement Sales Tax in Nixa is planned for Tuesday in Ozark, according to Nixa spokeswoman Jill Finney.

The issue, which lost by just two hundredths of a percentage point on April 8, would issue nearly $8 million worth of bonds for capital improvements to roads, sidewalks and parks.

The April outcome of 1,735 votes to approve the tax and 1,310 against it failed to reach the super-majority of 57 percent required for approval.

"We got defeated by about four votes," says Nixa City Spokeswoman Jill Finney said in April. "It is possible that they might find four votes, then again it could go the other way as well.”

The hand recount at the county courthouse in Ozark will be done by 16 election judges selected for that purpose. Results are expected Tuesday, Finney said in an email this week.

If the loss is reversed, the city could use the nearly $8 million expected from the half-cent tax over 10 years to  improve to the intersection of U.S. 160 and Missouri 14 that is a cost sharing project with MoDOT. A new park with land the city already owns and four and a half miles worth of sidewalks throughout the city also are on the planning boards.


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