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  • What will the County spend the sales tax renewal funds on?

    Public Safety

    • Sheriff Vehicles
    • Sheriff West Command Center
    • Public Safety Facility Upgrades
    • Emergency Communication System - Radio Towers & Equipment

    Transportation

    • Improve Roads & Bridges
    • Improve Intersections
    • Pedestrian Safety Improvements & Trails

    Parks & Recreation Infrastructure

    • Acquire Park Property
    • Development of new Parks
    • Improvements to existing Parks

    Stormwater Improvements

    • Drainage Improvements
    • Water Quality Improvements
    • Lake & Waterway restorations

     


    Stats

    • This referendum does not raise taxes.  The original levy was approved in September 1990 and renewed in 2005.  The current levy sunsets August 31, 2025.
    • Revenue from Osceola County’s portion of the one-percent sales tax is used to invest in local infrastructure improvements, such as Transportation improvements, Public Safety, Stormwater and Parks & Recreation
    • Almost 50% of the sales tax is paid by non-residents
    • Every dollar generated by the sales tax is spent in Osceola County.
    • To generate same income, property taxes would have to increase by 26%
  • A few examples of the largest investments made using the sales tax:

    1. Sheriff Vehicle Replacement - $33.4m (Actuals and Programmed)
    2. Neptune Road Widening - $24.5m
    3. Partin Settlement Gov. Complex - $21.4m
    4. 800 MHz System Upgrade (Phase 1 & 2) - $19.1m
    5. Sheriff's Facility - $13m plus $6m
    6. Poinciana Blvd. (Phase 1) - $11.5m
    7. Fire/EMS Equipment - $11.1m
    8. Agricultural Center Complex - Ext. Services & KVLS - $10.4m (Combined)
    9. Kissimmee  Park Rd. - $10.4m
    10. Sheriff Training Facility - $9.4m
    11. Narcoossee Rd. - $7m
    12. Complete Street Projects - $21.2m reserved of that $10m for Simpson Rd. 
  • What has the infrastructure sales surtax done for the County?