Ozark Sales Tax Hike

City of Ozark residents will not be paying an extra penny for every dollar any time soon.

Members of Ozark’s city council did not make any motions Tuesday night to approve a proposal for a one percent sales tax increase.

The proposal did exempt building materials, but council members say a sales tax hike must be fair across the board.

Another tax increase proposal is expected to be discussed next month, because city officials say they are in dire need of money for pay and equipment for city employees.

Ozark Mayor Bob Bunting said, "The equipment is absolutely sorry, we've got to new equipment for them to operate with, we have no reserves for the city, so this is long over do."

School officials in Ozark are also looking to propose yet another tax increase to help with capitol improvement projects.