Supervisors let V&T question go to voters

The Carson City Board of Supervisors this morning voted to put an advisory question on the November ballot that will allow voters to say whether they believe the city should levy a 1/8 cent sales tax to raise $10 million for the V&T Railroad project. In exchange for the tax, the city would receive 5 percent of the ticket sales from the V&T.

In this morning's meeting, the lone vote against putting the question on the ballot was from Supervisor Robin Williamson.

Carson City has already given $21 million to the $55 million state tourist railroad through room and sales taxes.

About a mile and a half of the V&T track from Gold Hill to the Overman Pit has been finished, and workers have started on about 4.5 miles from American Flat in Storey County south to Mound House in Lyon County, which is expected to be done in August.

The 18-mile track running from Virginia City to Carson City is scheduled to be done in 2011, but the funding for its completion has not been acquired.


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