Richland considers Use Tax

The Richland Board of Aldermen met earlier this week and discussed a number of issues including a proposal of an internet sales tax, Shady Dell Park and Pool, and the Police Department drug bust. 

In attendance were Mayor Eldon Haun, City Clerk Susan Alexander, City Attorney Cary Hansen, Aldermen Ronda Workman-Massey, Alderman Deran Durant, Alderman David Bohannon, Alderman Dawnelyn Schneider, Alderman Jacob Gormley, and Alderman Kandy Murphy (Tom Murphy). 

Here are three things you should know from the city's Board of Aldermen meeting:

Proposal of Internet Sales Tax

Aldermen are considering a use tax on internet sales. The Board will vote to add the internet sales tax to the August ballot. If passed, Richland residents will be taxed on purchases made via the internet and the city will profit from the funds. 

Police Department

The Richland Police Department was involved in two pursuits, recently, which led to a drug bust. The drug bust resulted in a heroin confiscation.  

Parks Department

The Shady Dell Swimming Pool will not open until June 6th due to a decrease in employees. The pool will only be open from Wednesday through Sunday this summer. 

Also, an anonymous donor provided funds to purchase security cameras for the Shady Dell Park.