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Notice of Receipt of Ballot Title

Notice of Receipt of Ballot Title
Notice is hereby given that a ballot title for a City Council referred measure was filed with the Elections Officer of the City of Talent on February 15, 2017. 
Electors may submit a petition for review of this ballot title in the Jackson County Circuit Court no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2017.
The text of the ballot title is as follows:
CAPTION:  City tax on diesel fuel dealers
QUESTION:  Shall the City impose a 3 cents per gallon tax on diesel fuel dealers to raise revenue for street repairs?
SUMMARY:  If adopted by the voters, this measure would impose a city tax on diesel fuel dealers in the City of Talent and would provide for the administration, enforcement and collection of the tax. 
If this measure is approved, the diesel tax would be imposed on diesel fuel dealers when they sell or distribute diesel fuel within the City.  Most commonly, the tax will be paid by gas stations for the sale of diesel.  The proposed ordinance creates a tax rate of 3 cents per gallon. 
The net revenue collected from the tax will only be used for the construction, reconstruction, improvement, repair, maintenance, and operation of streets within the City of Talent.  This revenue will help the City reduce its backlog of street repairs and will also help the City maintain the performance of the City’s street system.   If approved by the voters, the ordinance would take effect January 1, 2018. 
Notice is also hereby given that a regular city election will be held in the City of Talent on May 16, 2017.
Published pursuant to ORS 250.275
Tom Corrigan, City Manager