Pevely to ask for sales tax increase for Police Department

(Pevely) The City of Pevely will be going to the voters next April and asking them to pass a city-wide sales tax to benefit their police department. Pevely City Administrator Andy Hixson says this tax will help the city add additional safety resources for the community.

Hixson says if this passes, Pevely residents will see a reduction in their property taxes.

Hixson says there have been a few safety altercations in Pevely over the last year.

If passed, the sales tax will allow Pevely to hire additional officers with an increased starting salary, keep the current staff of 14 officers and give them pay raises, and allow the department to purchase much-needed additional equipment. The Pevely Proposition Public Safety issue will need a simple majority to pass in the April election.