Seminole County residents may have to brace themselves for a tax increase.
There’s a push for a transportation tax that would pay for SunRail and other transit projects.
It could mean a bump in sales tax that everyone would pay whether they use SunRail or not.
Resident Martha Cook said her chance of riding Sunrail are as slim as the chance of finding some of the antiquities in her antiques booth.
“I doubt that I’ll use it on a daily basis. I live on the opposite side of the county and I work on this side of the county and neither one is close to SunRail,” Cook said.
She could soon paying for SunRail every time she makes a purchase.
County staff is planning to propose a one cent transportation tax that would be tacked onto the sales tax that affects everyone in the county, no matter where they live relative to the county’s five SunRail stations
“Now we know that we’re going to have SunRail train, seven years from now we’ll have to take over operations. We know we have needs on our roads right now,” Commissioner John Horan said.
Seminole County residents enjoy one of the lowest sales tax rates in the region thanks to a decision commissioners made two years ago to let an old penny tax expire.
It sounds like the break could be over.
“It’s never a good time to ask the voters to go out and increase their taxes. Generally speaking now, it’s never a good time. But the time to do it is better now,” Horan said.
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Denied efforts to expand, Cornerstone Baptist seeks new home
By Marisa Ramiccio | October 02, 2013
After years of struggle with the neighboring Chuluota community and multiple attempts to expand, it appears the Cornerstone Baptist Church is ready to move on.
Last year, a door was closed on the Cornerstone Baptist Church when the Seminole County Board of Adjustment denied the church’s request for expansion. But now that the church has been put up for sale, the opportunity to move into a bigger building may open up.
“I think if they sell the church for what they’re asking, they have a darn good chance of moving to a bigger parcel [of land],” said Deborah Schafer, a member of the Chuluota Community Association.
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