Extending the existing ¼ cent sales tax for the purposes of capital improvements for the acquisition, construction, equipping, and/or remodeling existing Parks and Rec facilities and the Public Works facilities; to become effective April 1. 2021 and terminate March 31st, 2025 (4 years). The last renewal of this sales tax was approved in November of 2016 and is set to end March 31st, 2021 if not renewed. The 2016 renewal allowed for a new fire station and training facility as well as parks and recreation facilities.
What is the purpose of Proposition 1?
To fund capital improvements for existing Parks and Recreation facilities as well as the Public Works facility.
Here’s the exact wording of Proposition 1:
“Shall Ordinance No. 949(20) of the City of Moore, Oklahoma be approved which renews the levy and collection of an existing excise (sales) tax of one-fourth of one percent (0.25%) in addition to all other excise or sales taxes levied by the City or any other taxing authority, upon the gross proceeds or gross receipts derived from all sales to any person taxable under the Oklahoma Sales Tax Code; providing that the extension of the existing one-fourth of one percent (0.25%) excise or sales tax shall be limited to a period of four (4) years, commencing April 1, 2021, and ending March 31, 2025; and which Ordinance further states that all revenues and proceeds from said the tax shall be used for existing parks and recreation facilities and The Moore Public Works Authority as specified in the Ordinance?”
Amending the scope of the existing 5% hotel/motel tax by modifying the use of the hotel/motel tax to include operational expenses and capital outlay for repairs and maintenance of parks and recreational facilities.
What is the purpose of Proposition 2?
To modify the use of the existing hotel/motel tax to include operational expenses and capital outlay for repairs and maintenance of parks and recreational facilities.
Here’s the exact wording of Proposition 2:
“Shall Ordinance No. 950(20) of the City of Moore, Oklahoma, be approved which amends Section 6 of Ordinance No. 378(85) as amended by Ordinance No. 378(02) which provides for the collection of an existing five percent (5%) hotel/motel tax by modifying the use of said Hotel/Motel tax to include operational expenses and capital outlay for repairs and maintenance of said parks and recreational facilities of the City, as specified in the Ordinance?”
Frequently Asked Questions:
Will property taxes be affected?
No. Proposition 1 applies only to sales tax. Proposition 2 applies only to hotel/motel tax. Property taxes are not affected.
What is the current sales tax rate in Moore?
The sales tax in Moore, charged on purchases, is currently 8.5%. Of this amount, the city receives 3.875%, the state 4.5%, and Cleveland County 0.125%.
Does this raise the sales tax rate or the hotel/motel tax rate?
No. Should Proposition 1 pass, the tax rate would remain at 8.5%. The current hotel/motel tax rate would remain 5% should either/both/neither propositions pass.
Are these combined or separate?
Each proposition will be voted on separately.
What is expected revenue from the sales tax extension and does it cover all the costs of the 2 proposed projects?
The quarter-cent sales should raise $2.5M annually. It will cover the cost of the 2 proposed projects.
When did the ¼ sales tax originate?
On November 6, 2012, voters approved a temporary ¼ cent sales tax. The extension of the sales tax shall be limited to a period of four years, commencing April 1, 2013, and ending March 31, 2017. All revenues and proceeds from the ¼ cent sales tax shall be used for parks and recreation expenditures, including but not limited to the acquisition, construction, equipping, and/or remodeling of existing parks and recreation facilities.
On November 8, 2016, voters approved the renewal of a temporary ¼ cent sales tax. The extension of the sales tax shall be limited to a period of four (4) years, commencing April 1, 2017, and ending March 31, 2021. All revenues and proceeds from the ¼ cent sales tax shall be used for existing parks and recreation facilities and a fire station and, to the extent proceeds of such sales tax are available, a new fire department training facility*. *sales tax proceeds were not enough to cover the cost of a fire department training facility and no such facility was constructed.
Will Station Pass Holders be charged higher rates since the City is adding more facility space?
The expansion of the Station will not result in higher Pass Holder rates.
Please visit www.cityofmoore.com or contact the City Manager’s Office at 405-793-5200.
Town Hall Meetings:
1- October 15th - The Station Recreation Center (700 S. Broadway Ave.) at 7:00 pm - Meeting Room 1 & 2
2- October 22nd - Winding Creek Elementary School (1401 NE 12 St.) at 7:00 pm - Cafeteria
3- October 29th - Oakridge Elementary School (3201 S Santa Fe Ave.) at 7:00 pm - Cafeteria
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