Fifth-penny tax hot topic of discussion at Pine Bluffs town meeting


Discussions about money to improve the community and the county were a big topic at the recent Pine Bluffs town meeting.

Buck Holmes, a Laramie County commissioner, brought the council and audience’s attention to the fifth-penny tax at the Oct. 6 meeting. Holmes said an important item to keep in mind about the optional tax is public works, roads and bridges.

The fifth-penny tax will appear on the Nov. 4 general election ballot. The proceeds of the tax helps fund various projects and operations.

For instance, Holmes said the tax helps with the cost of sheriff cars, which costs about $30,00...

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