What Happens After the Lambeau Tax Expires? - WBAY

What Happens After the Lambeau Tax Expires?


Brown County taxpayers could see a drop in their sales tax by September of next year. That's when the Lambeau Field half-percent sales tax is expected to expire.

"I can't stress that enough, the sales tax associated with Lambeau Field will end when we have accumulated sufficient funds on the maintenance," said Executive Director of the Brown County Stadium District Patrick Webb.

Stadium district leaders say the half-percent sales tax is expected to meet that requirement and expire by the end of 2015.

The Brown County Tax Payers Association is concerned county leaders will see this as an opportunity to vote in their own half percent sales tax increase. The Brown County Executive says he's not aware of any plans to do so.

"If the county board brings it up and decides to address this issue then it will come forward at that point in time, but as of right now I think there are a lot of people who think what might be useful for that tax, but nothing that has been officially proposed," said Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach.

"But it doesn't mean there couldn't be someone standing right in the wings ready to spring it on because everyone is used to spending that much extra. I don't think that's correct. I think it is immoral to be honest with you," said Brown County Tax Payers Association President Richard Parins.

Today members of the Brown County Tax Payers Association met with stadium district leaders to discuss the expiration of the Lambeau tax. They want county leaders to know they're against any proposals for a sales tax increase.

"There always is this, all this anxiety that comes up around it, so. And there are elections coming and those people are going to be the ones to vote on it, so yes there is a reason to have some clarity brought to this right now," said Parins.

A question was asked at the Brown County Tax Payers Association meeting, "can the stadium board extend the Lambeau Tax?" stadium district leaders say the answer is no. In order to extend the Lambeau tax it would have to go through a public voting process just like it did in the year 2000.




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