Pantego voters to vote on street maintenance tax

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Pantego officials want to continue their efforts to spruce up the town, including a major street repair campaign and the makeover of Park Row Drive, one of the major boulevards in town.

But for the small community to push ahead with its efforts, voters are being asked on the May 11 ballot to approve the continuation of a quarter-cent street maintenance sales tax for another four years.

Early voting began Monday and ends May 7.

City Manager Sean Fox said that the street maintenance sales tax, which brings in up to $250,000 a year, is a major source of funding for the city of about 2,500. The mostly residential community is hemmed in by Arlington and Dalworthington Gardens.

The street maintenance tax has been in place since 2001, and the city has done repair projects annually.

In 2009, the city decided to resurface all of the streets, Fox said.

Pantego is also working with Tarrant County on other street improvement projects. The county provides the asfalt,and the city provides the equipment and labor.

Four smaller streets have been fixed, and work will begin on Peachtree Lane and Country Club Court to put in new curbs and gutters as well as install curb cuts and repave the streets.

“If it wasn’t for the sales tax, we would have to find other funding sources,” Fox said.

Elizabeth Campbell, 817-390-7696 Twitter: @fwstliz

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