Swaledale passes LOST reallocation measure

While there were many high profile races on the November ballot for this year’s general election, Swaledale residents had a decision to make that affected things closer to home.

The residents of Swaledale have approved a ballot measure that will allow the city greater leeway in how they utilize Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) funds.

LOST, commonly known as the One Cent Sales Tax, brings in between $20,000 and $30,000 per year to Swaledale. From there, the city has traditionally divided that amount into quarters, allocating 25% each to the fire department, library, street fund, and city general fund.

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