An informational meeting regarding the proposed local use tax will be held Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Warren County Administration Building.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the EOC training room on the lower level.
The administration building is at 101 Mockingbird Lane, Warrenton.
The local use tax proposal will be on the April 2 municipal election ballot.
Mike Sutherland, owner of Sutherland and Company, will be the speaker and he also will answer any questions people may have regarding the issue.
Assessor Wendy Nordwald met with the county commission Monday to review the county’s plans to present information to voters about the use tax proposal.
The presentation will define what a use tax is, how it works and it will illustrate how the measure could benefit businesses in Warren County. It also explains what products would be subject to the use tax.
Information also will be given illustrating the effect on the county if the measure is not approved.
Nordwald showed the commissioners a video presentation which presents various key facts about how local use taxes are applied and who is primarily affected by such measures.
It is estimated that Warren County could lose approximately $173,000 in sales tax revenue if the measure does not pass in April. Furthermore, the continued loss of tax revenue could result in the county raising property tax rates or scaling back services due to the lack of funding.
County commissioners have previously stated that no decisions will be made until after the election.