Quarter-cent sales tax increase could go to Alamance voters in March

The Alamance County Commissioners could vote as soon as their next meeting - Monday, October 21 - to approve a ballot measure that would put a quarter-cent sales tax increase proposal for education on the March 2020 spring primary ballot. If approved, the sales tax hike would give Alamance County nearly $5 million in additional annual revenues that could be used for a variety of ongoing operational expenses related to the ABSS and ACC education bonds that were passed last fall. County leaders passed an eight-cent tax increase in time for the 2019-20 fiscal year budget to begin the process of renovations, but some County Commissioners believe a sales tax increase could keep them from having to approve future property tax increases down the line.