The City of Westwood is asking the voters this spring to consider a proposed ½-cent sales tax to help fund a number of city infrastructure projects that are needed. This includes street reconstruction, sidewalk improvements, curb and gutter replacements, improved street lighting and storm water improvements.
Engineers have identified in excess of $4.6 million that is needed for Westwood’s street and storm water needs.
The cost of repairing Westwood’s streets and stormwater infrastructure will increase substantially without additional funding. Major improvements to Westwood streets last occurred in the 1960’s and 1970’s, almost 50 years ago. More information
Mail in Ballot Election Timeline
- April 10, 2018: Last day to register to vote
- April 11, 2018: JOCO Election Office ballots delivered by mail to Westwood voters
- May 1, 2018: Noon deadline for ballot return to Johnson County Election Office
- October 1, 2018: Sales tax begins (if passed)
What Will the Mail-In Ballot Say?
Shall the following be adopted? Shall the City of Westwood Kansas be authorized to levy a one-half of one percent (0.5%) special purpose citywide retailers’ sales tax within the City of Westwood, Kansas; such additional tax, if approved by a majority of the electors voting thereon, to take effect on October 1, 2018, or as soon thereafter as permitted by law, and terminate ten (10) years after commencement; the proceeds of which shall be used to pay for, in whole or in part with any other funds, the cost of repairing, rebuilding, rehabilitating, upgrading and improving streets and storm drainage infrastructure in the City of Westwood; such program shall include grading, repair, reconstruction and rehabilitation of curbs, gutters, pavement and other surfacing, driveway entrances and structures, drainage work incidental thereto, service connections from utility mains, conduits or pipes, streetlights, street lighting systems, storm water drains, retaining walls and area walls on public ways or land abutting thereon, sidewalks, street trees and landscaping, storm water drainage projects, and all related improvements, and any financing therefor; and be in addition to the one percent (1%) citywide retailers’ sales tax currently levied within the City?
To vote in favor, vote Yes
To vote against, vote No