Humboldt street repairs hinge on tax vote

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October 15, 2019 - 10:56 AM

Humboldt city officials said results from a sales tax referendum are certain to dictate the pace of street reconstruction. Several streets, including this stretch of Osage in downtown Humboldt, are in need of repair. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN

HUMBOLDT — Three weeks from today Humboldt voters will decide whether to impose an additional half-cent sales tax to help pay for street improvements.

City Administrator Cole Herder told council members Monday night he anticipates the tax to raise $120,000 year.

Reality is, that much money would be enough to upgrade only about four blocks a year.

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