FORT SCOTT, Ks. — A special election is underway in Fort Scott over the renewal of an existing sales tax.
If passed, the half-percent sales tax will remain at citywide retailers. It was originally going to be used to help fund an aquatic center. City officials, now intend to use 90% of the tax to help finance street improvements, bike lanes, and sidewalks.
The other 10% would be used for parks and community facilities. Polls close at 7 p.m.