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Hempstead County Economic Development Sets Town Hall Meetings to discuss ¼ of a penny tax proposal

By Mark Keith, 09/22/22 8:23 PM

Board Members from the Hempstead County Economic Development will be traveling to communities throughout Hempstead County in September and October to answer questions and concerns the community may have about the proposed ¼ of a penny sales tax to generate revenue for economic development within Hempstead County.

The first meeting will be held on Monday, September 26 at Hempstead Hall. Doors open at 5:30 and the meeting will begin at 6:00.

The tax, approved recently by the Quorum Court, will only go into effect if approved by voters during the general election on November 8, 2022.

Town hall meetings will be held in each community to explain to the citizens why this tax is needed and what the benefits of it will be to Hempstead County.

If you would like to express your opinion and get your questions answered concerning the tax, board members invite you to attend any of the town hall meetings held around the county.

Town Hall Schedule:

Monday, September 26, doors open at 5:30 -Hempstead Hall

Monday, October 3 @ 6:30 – Fulton/McNab, Fulton Community Center

Tuesday, October 4 @ 7:00 – Blevins

Thursday, October 6 @ 6:30 – Patmos Fire Station

Saturday, October 8 @ 6:00 – Southeast Fire Department

Saturday, October 8 @6:00 – Crossroads Fire Department

Tuesday, October 11 @ 5:30 – Hempstead Hall

Thursday, October 13 @ 6:30 – Lonoke Baptist Church

Tuesday, October 18 @ Noon – Washington City Hall

Additional meetings are being scheduled and will be announced at a later date.