Hamilton County residents will find out soon if they'll be asked to overturn a quarter-percent sales tax increase approved in October to balance the county budget.
Part of the additional money from the sales tax hike would go toward lowering 911 dispatch fees for cities, villages and townships who use the county's communications center.
County commissioners approved the hike, but the sales tax rate will stay at its current 7%. That's because the increase won't take effect until Apr. 1, a day after the Union Terminal quarter-percent sales tax approved by voters in 2014 expires on Mar. 31, 2020.
But opponents don't like the commission's action and they're gathering signatures to put the issue on the March ballot.