Today, Thursday, July 14, the Town of Windsor released a survey at https://bit.ly/OSTSalesQ, asking residents to provide input into a potential sales tax ballot measure. At its core, town staff are considering a potential measure during the November election that would ask voters to approve or reject a 0.25% sales tax increase. The dedicated sales tax would create a funding source for the acquisition, stewardship, and maintenance of open space.
The Town of Windsor will use public input gathered during the survey process to determine next steps. If, after survey results are collected and the option goes on the ballot and is approved, a 0.25% sales tax increase would cost a consumer 25 cents on a $100 purchase of taxable items, increasing the local sales tax from 3.95% to 4.20%.
The online survey will be open for two weeks, from Thursday, July 14 through Thursday, July 28 and there are several ways for Windsor voters to participate. A random sample of voters may receive:
- a text message on their cell phones or electronic devices on the afternoon of Thursday, July 14, inviting them to participate in the survey. The text message will have the Windsor town logo at the top of the message and participants will access the survey by clicking on the link.
- an email from the Town of Windsor with the survey link prominently displayed.
- a phone call asking them to participate and complete the survey over the phone.
Residents can also visit the Town of Windsor website at windsorgov.com to access the survey.
Answers are anonymous and confidential, and the survey will take 10 minutes to complete.
For questions about the survey, please contact Open Space & Trails Manager Wade Willis at 970-674-2434 or by email at [email protected]. For more information about Windsor’s Open Space and Trails Division, visit https://www.recreationliveshere.com/263/Open-Space-Trails.