Special Purpose Excise Tax (SPET)

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2017 SPET Information


SPET Ballot Items

  • Replacement of current Southern Teton Area Rapid Transit (START) Buses and Purchase of Additional START Buses: $6.5 million
  • Town/County Government Employee Housing at START Bus Facility: $8.3 million
  • Central Wyoming College (CWC) - Jackson Center: $3.82 million
  • Town of Jackson Pedestrian Improvements: $1.5 million
  • County/Town Recreation Center Capital Repair, Replacement and Renovation: $2.4 million
  • Town/County Housing at Parks and Recreation Maintenance Facility: $2.9 million
  • Redmond/Hall Affordable Housing/Rentals Project: $4.05 million
  • Fleet Maintenance Facility and START Bus Storage: $15.33 million
  • Fire Station Number1 (Jackson) and Fire Station Number3 (Hoback) Improvements: $6.8 million
  • St. John’s Living Center: $17 million
  • The Town and County's elected officials also approved a related ballot item to request citizens’ stamp of approval on how to use funds leftover from a recent South Park Loop Pathway SPET project, which came in under budget. The elected officials are proposing to use the approximately $1.5 million of leftover funding toward a South U.S Highway 89 pathway, underpass and wildlife fencing

Teton County voters will have an opportunity to vote for or against each proposal in a special election on Tuesday, May 2, or prior to that via absentee voting, which begins on March 23.

View voting information.

Note

The number of projects approved will not impact the amount of sales tax paid, but rather the length of time the tax is collected before new projects are put forward to the voters.

If none of the proposals obtain a majority of the vote, the tax ends when previous voter-approved projects are funded. The SPET has been in place since the 1980s and provides approximately $10-$12 million a year.