Details for Resolution No.
A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE PURPOSE AND EXTENDING THE TERM OF COLLECTION OF AN EXISTING THREE-EIGHTHS OF ONE PERCENT (.375%) SALES TAX CURRENTLY LEVIED BY COMANCHE COUNTY PURSUANT TO RESOLUTION NO. 04-07-14 FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES; AND CONTAINING OTHER PROVISIONS RELATED THERETO. WHEREAS, a majority of the registered voters of Comanche County, Oklahoma (the "County") heretofore approved Resolution No. 04-07-14 (the "Sales Tax Resolution") of the Board of County Commissioners of the County at an election held on June 24, 2014 which levied a three-eighths of one percent (3/8%) sales tax for various economic development purposes, including rural fire departments, County fairgrounds, Sheriff's department, County capital improvement funds and industrial development; and WHEREAS, the existing Sales Tax Resolution provides for the levy and collection of said three-eighths of one percent (3/8%) sales tax until December 31, 2021; and WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of the County has determined, and it is hereby decided and declared that it is essential that the term of the sales tax levy should be extended to December 31, 2031; and WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of the County has determined and it is hereby decided and declared that the administrative allocations under the Sales Tax Resolution be modified to support the economic development efforts of the County as outlined herein. BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF COMANCHE COUNTY, STATE OF OKLAHOMA: SECTION 1. Amendments - Effective Date and Termination - Purpose of Revenues - Allocations - Tax Rate -Sales Subject To Tax. Section 3 of the Sales Tax Resolution is hereby amended in order that Section 3 shall read as follows: "Section 3. Effective Date and Duration. The sales tax levied pursuant to this Resolution shall become and be effective on and after March 2, 2021, subject to the approval of a majority of the registered voters of Comanche County, Oklahoma, voting on the same in the manner prescribed by law and shall terminate and cease to be collected after December 31, 2031." Section 4 of the Sales Tax Resolution is hereby amended in order that Section 4 shall read as follows: "Section 4. Purpose of Revenues. It is hereby declared that the purpose of the three-eighths of one percent (3/8%) sales tax levied pursuant to this Resolution shall be to provide revenues to be used for the purpose of funding the economic development efforts of Comanche County, including the funding of capital improvements and operational costs pertaining to rural fire protection in Comanche County, funding of capital improvements and operational costs of the Comanche County Fairgrounds, funding of capital improvements and operational costs of the Comanche County Sheriff's Department, funding of a capital improvement contingency fund for the County, funding of industrial and economic development efforts of the Comanche County Industrial Authority and funding of capital improvements and operational costs pertaining to the Comanche County jail facilities, including the payment of debt service in connection with obligations issued by or on behalf of the County to fund any of the capital improvements. It is the current administrative intent of the Board of County Commissioners that the revenues generated by the three-eighths of one percent (3/8%) sales tax shall be allocated for the foregoing purposes in the percentages as follows: (a) Twenty percent (20%) of the total three-eighths percent sales tax, shall be allocated to support capital improvements and operations among the following: i. twenty six percent (26%) for Comanche County Rural Fire Protection. ii. twenty seven percent (27%) for the Comanche County Fairgrounds. iii. fifteen percent (15%) for the Comanche County Sheriff's Department. iv. seventeen percent (17%) for the Comanche County Capital Improvement Contingency Fund. v. fifteen percent (15%) for the support of industrial and economic development activities of the Comanche County Industrial Development Authority; and (b) Eighty percent (80%) of the total three-eighths percent sales tax, shall be allocated to capital improvements and operational costs pertaining to the Comanche County jail facilities." Section 2. Provisions Severable. The provisions hereof are hereby declared to be severable, and if any section, paragraph, sentence or clause of this Resolution is for any reason held invalid or inoperative by any court of competent jurisdiction such decision shall not affect any other section, paragraph, sentence or clause hereof. Section 3. Provisions Cumulative. The provisions hereof shall be cumulative, and in addition to all other taxing provisions adopted by Comanche County, Oklahoma. APPROVED AND ADOPTED, THIS 8TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2020. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, COMANCHE COUNTY JOHNNY OWENS Chairman ALVIN CARGILL Commissioner GAIL TURNER Commissioner (SEAL) ATTEST: CARRIE TUBBS County Clerk STATE OF OKLAHOMA SS COUNTY OF COMANCHE I, the undersigned, the duly qualified and acting County Clerk of the County set out above hereby certify as follows: 1. The attached and foregoing is a true and correct copy of a resolution adopted by a majority vote of the Board of County Commissioners of said County at a regular meeting of said Board held on this date; 2. I further certify that attached hereto is a true and complete copy of the agenda for said meeting which was posted in prominent public view at the principal office of the Board of County Commissioners in the Comanche County Courthouse not less than twenty-four (24) hours (excluding Saturdays and Sundays and legal holidays) prior to the date and time of said meeting. WITNESS MY HAND and the Seal of said County this 8th day of September, 2020. (SEAL) CARRIE TUBBS County Clerk, Comanche County, Oklahoma
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