Ozark Rejects Property Tax Increase

No To Property Tax Increase

Voters have again rejected a tax hike, Ozark voters have voted down an eight mil property tax increase that would have been earmarked for school improvements.

Fifty-six-percent of the voters were against the referendum and 44-percent were in favor of it. The property tax vote lost by 182 votes.

There are about 10,000 registered voters Ozark. Observers tell News 4, there was only about a 15-percent turnout.

Ozark City School Superintendent Dan Payant says he's disappointed it failed, but he has to move on and make some hard decisions.

There has been talk of consolidating schools and closing three if the proposal failed.