The city of Chelsea is looking at raising its sales tax by one cent to help pay for a host of new projects.
The proposed tax hike would raise city sales tax from 3 to 4 percent, meaning shoppers would pay a total of 9 percent sales tax on anything they buy in Chelsea city limits.
Chelsea's mayor Earl Niven says the new funding would be used to buy and clear land for a new baseball complex and community center. It would also help pave a road to the new elementary school.
He says the city needs to keep up with its explosive growth.
"I think people that move to a fast-growing city like Chelsea, they expect you to have. We can't provide as a major city all of the facilities, but in order to get there you have to have a vision and you have to work to get there," Niven said.
The Chelsea city council will vote on the sales tax hike next month.
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