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Cave Springs Voters Pass Sales Tax Increase

CAVE SPRINGS, Ark. (KFSM) — On Tuesday (Nov. 12) Cave Springs voters lined up to vote on a potential sales tax increase. The local sales tax would increase by 1...

CAVE SPRINGS, Ark. (KFSM) — On Tuesday (Nov. 12) Cave Springs voters lined up to vote on a potential sales tax increase.

The local sales tax would increase by 1.25%, and the money would stay in Cave Springs. The tax would be used to make significant improvements for the quickly growing city.

The extra money would better the city's sewer and water systems.

Along with better city systems, the money will help the Cave Springs Fire Department build a new station.

If passed, the money would also help improve and renovate the Cave Springs Community Center.

The polls opened at 7:30 a.m. and closed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

There are a total of 3,162 registered voters in Benton County and 379 ballots were cast.

The unofficial results are as followed:

  • 1.25% Sales and Use Tax - Passed with 230 (60.69%) For, 149 (39.31%) Against
  • Sewer Improvement Bonds - Passed with 248 (65.44%) For,  131 (34.46%) Against
  • Water Improvement Bonds - Passed with 249 (65.70%) For, 130 (34.30%) Against
  • Fire Improvement Bonds - Passed with 225 (59.52%) For, 153 (40.48%) Against
  • Community Building Improvement Bonds - Failed with 168 (44.44%) For, 210 (55.56%) Against