The City conducted a community survey in early 2023. Survey results were used to help inform the Derby City Council how to best invest tax dollars when planning for the next phase of the Derby Difference local sales tax.
The local sales tax brought in over $3 million in 2022 and helps ease the property tax burden on Derby residents.
In the past, the half-cent local sales tax has been used for priorities such:
- Construction of Rock River Rapids
- Construction and operating expenses of the Derby Public Library
- Operating expenses and addition of firefighters and equipment for Derby Fire and Rescue
- Construction of Madison Avenue Central Park and Decarksy Park Phase 1.
Learn more about the current Derby Difference Sales Tax.