Marshall (KMHL) – Marshall City Council passed a resolution proposing the extension of the city’s 0.5% local sales tax.

The hope is that the city can use the sales tax revenue to complete two projects such as a new indoor recreational facility and aquatic center. An estimated $20 million will be needed to complete both projects.

In 2012, Marshall voter approved a 0.5% sales tax. Under the current council member approved resolution the 0.5% sales tax would be extended for a period of 20 years. The resolution, along with documentation will go to the Minnesota House and Senate tax committees.

If the Legislature gives permission to enact a sales tax, the city would need to officially accept it. Then, hold a public referendum and pass a city ordinance before the tax extension could take effect.