Madison city council set to vote on sales tax proposal

MADISON, AL (WAFF)- Monday night will be your last shot to give your feedback to the Madison City Council on a proposed sales tax increase.

The proposal has been in the works for weeks. City leaders want to raise the area's sales tax by a half cent. The reason for the increase is to pay off a 36-million dollar interest-free bond that the city received from the state. That money would go towards building a much-needed high school.

Once the bond is paid off, city leaders say the tax will go away due to an attached sunset clause. Officials still want to hear what the public has to say about the proposal. Brief public comments will be welcome before the proposal is put to a vote.

The Madison city council will meet Monday night at 6pm, at Madison City Hall.

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