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Posted on: October 9, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Local Transportation Sales Tax Option Public Meetings Scheduled

Blue Earth County has scheduled a series of public meetings to bring forward information and discuss the potential for implementing a local sales tax option for transportation. Meeting dates, times and locations are listed below.

Lake Crystal City Council Meeting
October 19, 7:30 p.m.
City Hall
100 E. Robinson Street, Lake Crystal

Mapleton City Council Meeting
October 20, 7 p.m.
Fire Station
103 3rd Avenue NE, Mapleton

Blue Earth County Historic Courthouse
October 26, 7 p.m.
Third Floor Conference Room
204 S. 5th Street, Mankato

At the meetings, Blue Earth County officials will provide information regarding the County’s transportation infrastructure needs, along with possible funding strategies that are currently being discussed by the County Board.

In 2013, the Minnesota Legislature passed legislation authorizing individual counties to enact two new revenue sources to specifically finance transportation projects: A wheelage tax of $10 on vehicles kept in their county as well as up to a ½ percent local sales tax. Since that time, many surrounding counties have implemented one or both options.

For more information, contact Blue Earth County at (507) 304-4491 or visit

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