City of Red Wing

Local Option Sales Tax Information

Friday, November 2 2012 12:00 AM

On November 6th, citizens will be asked to vote on whether to establish a local option sales tax. The Red Wing City Council approved the following referendum question:

Shall the City of Red Wing be authorized (a) to impose a temporary sales and use tax of one-half of one percent and an excise tax of $20 per retail sale of a motor vehicle for a period of up to 20 years and (b) to issue bonds in an aggregate amount not to exceed $14.88 million, plus the cost of issuing the bonds and funding the debt service reserve, to finance a portion of the cost of acquisition and betterment of any or all of the following projects: riverfront improvements, downtown transportation improvements, Sheldon Auditorium Theatre improvements and a facility housing the Red Wing Area Senior Center and the Red Wing Pottery Museum; provided that such tax shall terminate sooner should the City Council determine that all such costs and debt have been paid?

Local Option Sales Tax Informational Flyer