Rogers County residents voted resoundingly in May to renew the Penny for Roads sales tax. However, the election was invalid because of a paperwork snafu.
That doesn’t change our needs. We still want good paved roads. We want mowing in the summer and snow removal in the winter. That’s why we ask you to go to the polls again on AUG. 13 and vote YES FOR ROADS.
This is not a new tax. Rogers County residents have invested a penny in road improvements since 1988. If you live in the light green area of the map, your neighborhood roads are maintained with Rogers County’s one penny road tax. (Click on the map to see a larger version).
Rogers County maintains 1,363 miles of local roads in about 650 square miles, about 95 percent of the county. The one penny road tax is collected throughout the county.
The City of Claremore maintains local roads within its city limits, about a 12 square mile area, and collects its own one penny tax for roads. When we shop in Claremore, we invest a penny for Claremore roads and a penny for Rogers County roads.
Vote YES for yourself, YES for your pocketbook and YES for a bright future
We think it’s a good investment. Please join us in voting to renew the Penny for Roads sales tax. Since 1988, we’ve invested in our Rogers County roads. Let’s not go back to the bad old days of gravel.
Vote YES for…
• Paved roads
• Improved bridges
• Regular resurfacing
• Mowed roadways with good visibility
• Snow plowing so you can get to work
• Safe roads for you, emergency workers and school buses
• Solid property values with good roads in your neighborhood
• Trained road crews
Vote NO for…
• More gravel roads
• Inadequate bridges
• More potholes
• More wrecks from overgrown roadways
• No snow plowing during blizzards
• Flat tires, more car repairs and gravel dings in your paint
• Crumbling roads and falling property values
• Fewer road workers
GO AHEAD. BE SELFISH. VOTE YES!