Property taxes. Currently, about three percent of your current property tax goes to the City of Stillwater, and the rest goes to schools, the county and other government entities.
No. It’s impossible to address every need across Stillwater with any single bond program. That’s why resident feedback, planning studies and other tools are essential for identifying priorities.
Before deciding what to include on the ballot, City Council will evaluate a number of things including public input, planning studies, strategic priorities and operating budgets.
Construction on some of the projects would start about a year after the election. When it ends would depend on the length of the bond issue.
The building belongs to OSU, who ultimately decides what happens to it. The station is considered an iconic campus building and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Buildings. The university would explore opportunities to renovate and repurpose the building.
When will the City need to build a fifth fire station?
The Half-Cent Transportation Sales Tax generates enough funding to maintain Stillwater’s streets at their current level. Any additional projects or improvements are not funded, which is why the City has identified transportation improvements as a critical need. As sale tax collection continues to decline, so does the amount generated by this tax.
The utility fee generates approximately $300,000 per year. This is used for projects that need immediate maintenance or repair.