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Town of Jackson

Posted on: August 13, 2019

[ARCHIVED] SPET is SET

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What is SPET?

The Specific Purpose Excise Tax is a voter-approved 1% sales tax paid by visitors and residents on most goods and services (excluding unprepared food) purchased within Teton County. The funds allow local government to construct community facilities, infrastructure or amenities that would otherwise require other sources of revenue, such as bonds or increased property tax.

For additional information including in-depth information on each item and a slide show presentation CLICK HERE.

How long would it take to pay for the proposed projects?

Approximately $14-15 million is raised by SPET each year. If the tax revenue collection rates remain constant, collection will take approximately 5 to 6 years to acquire the funds to pay for the projects on the November ballot if all are approved.

How and when can I vote?

Now: Voters may request an absentee ballot by calling 307-733-4430, or by completing an Absentee Ballot Request Form (found at http://www.tetoncountywy.gov/269/Absentee-Voting) and e-mailing it to elections@tetoncountywy.gov).  Absentee ballots will start being mailed out September 26, 2019. Voters can drop off the form in person at the County Clerk’s Office or send in the mail:

  • USPS: PO Box 1727, Jackson, WY 83001
  • UPS/FEDEX: 200 S. Willow Street, Jackson, WY 83001
  • Absentee ballots must be received by the Clerk’s Office no later than 7 p.m. on November 5, 2019

September 26: In-person absentee voting begins in the Teton County Clerk’s office at 200 S. Willow Street, lower level, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. 

November 5: Election Day. Voting Centers are open from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at:

  • Teton County Library
  • Old Wilson Schoolhouse Community Center


1. Town of Jackson Downtown Water Quality Improvement Infrastructure – Cache Creek Project
$2,000,000.00 for acquiring land, obtaining easements, planning, designing, engineering and constructing the Cache Creek Project. This project includes updating the half-mile tube that runs under downtown Jackson to protect and improve stormwater quality prior to its entering Flat Creek, as well as preventing uncontrolled and untreated discharge of potentially polluted run-off into Flat Creek.   

This project is sponsored by the Town of Jackson.   
For additional information on this item CLICK HERE.


2. Core Services Vehicle Maintenance Facility
$18,500,000.00 for planning, designing, engineering, and constructing a Core Services Vehicle Maintenance Facility, to service and maintain critical response and general use vehicles of Teton County and the Town of Jackson. These include, but are not limited to, snowplows, street maintenance vehicles, law enforcement vehicles, water/sewer maintenance vehicles, and buses. Any unexpended funds, including any unused contingency funds, shall be placed into a designated account, the principal and interest of which shall be used for operations and maintenance of the Core Services Vehicle Maintenance Facility.   

This project is sponsored by the Town of Jackson.
For additional information on this item CLICK HERE.


3. Teton County Courthouse 
$2,000,000.00 for the purpose of planning, designing, engineering, site preparation, and preliminary construction costs for a new or renovated Teton County Courthouse. The funds may also be used for immediate security improvements to the existing Teton County Courthouse.

This project is sponsored by Teton County.
For additional information on this item CLICK HERE.

 

4. “Road to Zero Waste” Infrastructure Improvements at the Teton County Recycling Center and the Teton County Composting Facility.
$2,500,000.00 for planning, designing, engineering, purchasing and constructing infrastructure improvements at both the Teton County Recycling Center and the Teton County Composting Facility. These are needed to boost the waste diversion rate from its current 34% to the community's goal of 60%by 2030. Specifically, the funds will be used to construct a covered outdoor area of residential bins, to construct sorting system infrastructure, and to install a truck scale at the Teton County Recycling Center; and to construct a food waste sorting system at the Teton County Composting Facility. 

This project is sponsored by Teton County.
For additional information on this item CLICK HERE.

 

5. Jackson Hole Fire/EMS Wildland Firefighting Apparatus Replacement
$1,600,000.00 for the purchase of four (4) wildland firefighting engines.

This project is sponsored by Teton County.
For additional information on this item CLICK HERE.


6. Gregory Lane – Street, Stormwater and Sewer Infrastructure, and Safe Route to School
$8,500,000.00 for acquiring land, obtaining easements, planning, engineering, designing and constructing the Gregory Lane complete street, water, sewer, and stormwater project. Improvements to the Gregory Lane area are needed for safety, sidewalks, vehicle access, and snow/stormwater drainage. Improvements include but are not limited to sidewalks and other safety features to assist students going to school; water, stormwater, and sewer infrastructure; rebuilding the existing roadway with curb and gutter; widening Gregory Lane; and driveway approaches.

This project is sponsored by the Town of Jackson.
For additional information on this item CLICK HERE.

 

7. Community Housing Opportunities
$5,500,000.00 for the purchase of appropriately zoned land to develop permanently deed restricted housing thereon and/or the purchase of deed restrictions to house the local workforce. Funds will be placed in the Jackson/Teton County Housing Authority Housing Supply account. The Jackson Town Council and the Teton County Board of County Commissioners must authorize and direct the expenditure of these funds. 

This project is sponsored by Teton County.
For additional information on this item CLICK HERE.


8. History Museum Building – Genevieve Block
$4,400,000.00 for the purchase of land for the locating of a Historical Museum upon portions of the property known as 135 and 175 East Broadway Avenue (the Café Genevieve Block). Following the purchase, the remaining funds will be used for relocation of historic structures and artifacts, including the rehabilitation of those structures, construction of one or more new structures and related site improvements on the site, and designing, planning, engineering, constructing, and/or furnishing of the Historical Museum building and site. In the event the Café Genevieve Block property is not acquired and approved for location of a Historical Museum, the funds will be used for the purchase and development of land, relocation and rehabilitation of historic structures and construction of one or more new structures and related site improvements, at such alternative location as may be approved jointly by the Jackson Town Council and Teton County Board of County Commissioners. 

This project is sponsored by Teton County.
For additional information on this item CLICK HERE.


9. Teton County/Jackson Recreation Center Expansion and Renovation, Community Climbing Gym, King Street Extension, and Stormwater Treatment.
$22,000,000.00 for designing, planning, engineering, construction, and equipping the renovation and expansion of the Teton County/Jackson Recreation Center. The renovation and expansion includes an additional gymnasium, indoor walking/running track, indoor climbing gym, wellness and fitness opportunities, outdoor aquatics splash pad, general youth-to-senior recreational amenities, associated building infrastructure, King Street extension, storm-water management systems, and associated site parking, multimodal circulation and landscaping. Any unexpended funds, including any unused contingency funds, shall be placed into a designated account, the principal and interest of which shall be used for operations and maintenance of the Teton County/Jackson Recreation Center. 

This project is sponsored by Teton County.
For additional information on this item CLICK HERE.


10. Wildlife Crossings
$10,000,000.00 for purchasing land, obtaining easements, planning, designing, and constructing wildlife crossing structures of various types and locations identified in the Teton County Wildlife Crossings Master Plan. The funds may also be used to provide other measures to reduce vehicle collisions with wildlife, including but not limited to, signage, safe lighting, wildlife detection systems, fencing, and other protective measures. 

This project is sponsored by Teton County.
For additional information on this item CLICK HERE.

 

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