By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal
CORINTH – City voters go to the polls today for a special tax election for funds to pay for a series of infrastructure projects over a five-year period.
It is estimated that the additional ad valorem tax of 12 mills per year would raise $1 million annually for a total of $5 million. The funds would be placed in a separate, dedicated fund for capital improvements and infrastructure work.
Projects that would be funded include street paving, drainage work, property cleanup and others. For the tax to be extended voters would have to approve another five-year plan.
Voting today is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Tupelo voters have approved additional millage for what they call the Major Thoroughfare Program to fund pre-designated street improvements, which is in its fifth five-year round of funding. A similar measure voted on in Saltillo last week was defeated, with 66 percent of voters rejecting it.