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CIP Sales Tax
On August 8, 2023 voters will consider the continuation of the Capital Improvements Program (CIP) half-cent sales tax. The CIP has been in existence since 1989, and is a source of funding for major public infrastructure in the city of St. Joseph.
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- The CIP ensures safe roads to travel, recreational amenities to improve the quality of life for our residents and visitors, public safety, and resources to maintain existing public facilities.
- The 5-year CIP will generate approximately $35 million in revenue. Revenue generated will create jobs and stimulate business investment throughout our community.
- The CIP has a sunset; voters must approve this half-cent sales tax every five years.
- Approximately 42% of sales tax is paid by those who don’t live here but use our streets, enjoy our amenities and can call on public safety personnel when needed.
- A 24-member citizens committee reviewed and selected the projects to be considered by voters.
- The top five major projects from the 2019 CIP include: asphalt streets, a new fire station, Hyde Park water feature, grading work at Eastowne Business Park, and a new ladder truck for the fire department. Other projects include improvements to parks and parks restrooms, Horace Mann and John Lucas park improvements, repairs to Wyeth-Tootle Mansion and City Hall, funding for a new animal shelter, and capital funds for Rosecrans Memorial Airport which supports operations of the 139th Airlift Wing.
- It’s not a new tax. The CIP sales tax has been in existence for over 30 years and has been extended by voters five times.
2024 Proposed Project List (PDF)
CIP Project Schedule FY19-24 (PDF)
2019 Proposed Project List (PDF)
CIP Projects 1989 to Present (PDF)
2024 CIP Committee Members:
Lindsey Bachman, Winston Bennett, Jodi Brager, Steve Briggs, Mike Cazel, Tim Conard, Teresa Fankhauser, Pete Gray, Dale Hallman, Loes Hedge, Mary Herner, Doug Hutton, Rhonda Jacobs, Jay Kerner, Joseph Marmaud, Steve McCamy, Scott Meierhoffer, Steve Miller, Kyle Phillips, Kendall Randolph, JL Robertson, Dennis Rosonke, Carolynn Sollars, Ramadhan Washington
For more information, please contact the city manager’s office at 816-271-4610 or email Mary Robertson.