6th Penny - Specific Purpose Tax
Carbon County and each of its 10 municipalities recently adopted a joint resolution establishing how a proposed 1% Specific Purpose Tax would be used. This tax is commonly referred to as the "6th Penny Tax" and must be used for the specific purpose stated on the ballot. Funds cannot be used for general government operations, only capital projects.
The 1% tax would fund infrastructure improvements countywide, including upgrades to roadways, sewer mains, water storage systems, wastewater treatment plants and other critical infrastructure. Other important capital improvements would also be addressed by the 6th penny tax.
City of Rawlins, 6th Penny Specific Purpose Tax Proposal
• Rebuild Walnut Street, one of the oldest streets in Rawlins and main
entrance to the historic Wyoming Frontier Prison, including new water,
sanitary and storm sewer utilities, street resurfacing and replacement of curb, gutter and sidewalks.
• Rebuild Edinburg Street from Dunphail to Murray Street, improving
access to Highland Hills and business along Edinburgh. improvements
would include replacing aging utilities and construction of underground
drainage facilities from Inverness south.
• Rebuild Washington Street, the main access to Downtown Rawlins from South Side, including sidewalk, curb, gutter, and sanitary and storm sewer utilities.
• Improve Harshman Street, including sidewalk, curb and gutter
improvements from Murray to Higley, completing pedestrian access from the school campuses to the rec center and Higher Education Center.
• Rebuild Airport Road, including street surfacing, curb, gutter and
• Complete the Rawlins cemetery project, which includes building a
pipeline and storage facility so treated water can be replaced with
untreated river water, saving the City about $62,000 per month, six
months a year.
• Convert the open conveyance to underground at Fire Station #2,
improving safety and increasing the area available for training.
• Install low maintenance landscaping in city right of ways that
conserves water and visually improves the City.