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Pocola Potholes Need Filling


 More sales tax revenue is needed to fix potholes in Pocola, Oklahoma.

Roads in Pocola, Oklahoma, suffer from potholes and alligator cracking. The Town of Pocola has proposed a 1-cent sales tax increase to raise funds to fill the potholes and make other needed improvements to streets and drainage systems.

Pocola City Clerk-Treasurer John Limbocker says there isn’t enough revenue to fund maintenance needs. “Our town currently has 99 miles of paved roads and it costs about $80,000 to repair a mile of road, so we’re just getting further and further behind (SW Times).”

To participate in the special election on January 12, 2016, voters needed to register by December 18, 2015.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.