- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 15, 2016

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Jackson voters will decide a $6 million sales tax for landslide repairs.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports (https://bit.ly/1RLLMKP) the landslide poses a threat to public roads and utilities. Total repair costs are estimated at $10 million, with over $3 million already set aside for the project.

An Aug. 16 ballot question will ask voters to approve a specific purpose excise tax. Funds would be used to design and construct a plan to stabilize the western half of the slide as well as acquire land and easements.

The land slides a fraction of an inch every month.

A lawsuit set for a jury trial next year says negligence contributed to the landslide.


Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, https://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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