L.O.S.T. language set to be voted on by county citizens

By: Donovan W. Mann – donovanm@977thebolt.com

Dakota City, IA – The board of supervisors approves L.O.S.T. language for unincorporated areas to be put up for election by the citizens of the county.

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors officially approves the language of for the Local Options Sales Tax for unincorporated areas within the county. Commonly referred to as L.O.S.T., the tax has been implemented by the county and cities within for over 10 years. The tax is commonly used for community betterment projects such as road work.

For the county there will be a collected 1% of tax on local sales within unincorporated areas. This is the same percentage implemented since the renewal of the tax a decade ago. The funds collected as a result of L.O.S.T. will be used for the specific purpose of 70% for secondary road and 30% for county community betterment projects.

Along with reapproving the language of L.O.S.T. the board of supervisors was able to set a date for a special election required to approve the language. The date of the election will be held September 8.