Cheyenne considers landscaping, energy, park projects for excess sales tax revenue


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CHEYENNE, Wyoming — Cheyenne city officials are proposing spending nearly $900,000 in excess sales tax revenue on roadway landscaping and energy efficiency.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Thursday (http://tinyurl.com/m3eqzla ) money would also be used on the first phase of a lake remediation project in Holliday Park.

The levy, known as the fifth-penny sales tax, was projected to generate about $40 million between 2011 and 2014. Officials say it actually generated about $9 million more.

Eighty percent of excess revenue is automatically designated for road maintenance and construction, and 10 percent for human services. The rest is undesignated.

City staff members presented a plan to the City Council this week to use the money for landscaping, energy efficiency and lake improvements. The council must approve the plan before any the money can be spent.


Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, http://www.wyomingnews.com

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