Crystal City ready to commit “Use Tax” funding

(Crystal City) In April of last year, several local municipalities placed a “Use Tax” (Proposition U) issue on the ballot to receive funding from internet sales. Only one city saw the issue pass and that was Crystal City. Crystal City Mayor Mike Osher says they plan to begin using those monies for exactly what they promised….improving streets, sidewalks, and alleyways.

While it passed in Crystal City, the cities of Arnold, Byrnes Mill, DeSoto, Festus, Herculaneum, and Pevely saw the issue fail. While a few school district bond issues have been announced for next year’s April ballot, no official word if the local municipalities may try the “Use Tax” proposition again.