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On November 12, 2013, the citizens of Olathe approved the implementation of a 3/8 percent street maintenance sales tax. The purpose of the sales tax revenue is to finance the cost of repairing, rebuilding, rehabilitating, upgrading and improving streets in the City of Olathe. Pursuant to Resolution 14-1020, the City Council has created a new City of Olathe Street Maintenance Sales Tax (SMST) Citizens’ Finance Oversight Committee to foster an objective and transparent review of the use of the street maintenance sales tax revenue.
The Charter dictates that the Committee shall consist of seven members, all residents of the City of Olathe, appointed by the City Council. Generally, terms will be limited to four, consecutive two-year terms for a total of eight consecutive years. The Committee will hold one formal meeting annually, with additional meetings scheduled as needed.
The SMST Finance Oversight Committee is charged with the annual review and report to the City Council on the revenue and expenditures of the Street Maintenance Sales Tax. The Committee shall automatically terminate and disband concurrently with the Committee’s submission of the final Annual Report, which reflects the final accounting of the expenditure of all SMST monies. The Committee’s specific duties are listed in the charter as follows:
For information about the Street Preservation program and projects, see Street Sales Tax Accountability.
SMST Finance Oversight Committee Members
|John Andrade, Chair||Anne Oswald||Tom Grady|
|Joe Forlenza, Vice Chair||Doug Svatos||Wayne Montgomery|
|September 30, 2014||Committee toured 2014 projects|