Opposing the sales tax in Durant

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

DURANT, Okla. -- Bryan County commissioners voted this morning to oppose the proposed sales tax increase in the city of Durant. District 3 Commissioner Ivan Kelly says one commissioner was unable to show and will vote on whether or not to oppose the election to raise sales tax figures in order to pay for a new high school.

Residents in rural areas have expressed concern about the election. They claim they will be paying more for a facility they won't use.

No word yet on when the next meeting will be.


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  • by Marie Location: Yuba on Mar 15, 2008 at 10:51 AM
    Time after time I have gone to c ommissioners meetings, met privately with the beloved "officials" with requests for help against unlawful neighbors and I dont think I have ever had even one request honored. Why burden me with something I will get no benefit from?
  • by Republican in Ardmore Location: Ardmore on Mar 8, 2008 at 01:12 PM
    This arguement is so stupid. How does a city sales tax affect county residences. If the city wants to pass a sales tax to build a new school then so be it. The city of Durant is not to blame for being the only city in Bryan County where rural citizens have to by their goods. Its the same senerio in Carter County but not as bad. One big town dominates the surrounding towns. If you want to protest the vote, start going to Sherman for your goods. Ardmoreites here go to OKC, Sherman, or Denton to buy better quality of goods.
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