WOODLAKE, FARMERSVILLE – Woodlake residents will be paying a penny more on the dollar on their purchases and Farmersville residents an extra 50 cents on the dollar beginning next month.
On April 1, sales tax in Woodlake will increase from 7.75% to 8.75% and in Farmersville from 8.25% to 8.75%. In Woodlake the one cent increase was enacted by Measure R, which was approved by nearly two-thirds (64%) of voters. The estimated additional revenue of $430,000 annually is slated for parks and recreation programs; neighborhood police patrols; gang prevention programs; street maintenance; lighting, landscaping, and trails; and other essential services.
In Farmersville the half-cent sales increase was enacted by Measure P, which was approved by 60% of voters. The estimated additional revenue of $280,000 annually will be used to fund police, 911 emergency medical response, fire department services, gang prevention programs, recreational facilities, park maintenance and improvements, street maintenance and repairs and other general services.