JACKSON HOLE, WYO \u2013 Town and county officials last month\u00a0approved 10 SPET items totaling $77 million for voters to choose from this fall.\r\nBuckrail\u00a0has obtained the official wording as it will appear on the November 4 ballot so voters may begin researching their decision now.\r\n\r\nThe specific purpose excise tax is a dedicated penny of sales tax used to fund projects typically outside the usual scope of government. If any of the 10 SPET initiatives is passed by a majority vote this fall, sales tax will remain at 6%. If all fail, sales tax will go down to 5% when all approved SPET initiatives from 2017 are fully funded.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \t Town of Jackson Downtown Water Quality Improvement Infrastructure \u2013 Cache Creek Project\r\n\r\n$2,000,000.00\u00a0for acquiring land, obtaining easements, planning, designing, engineering and constructing the Cache Creek Project. This project includes updating the half-mile tube that runs under downtown Jackson to protect and improve stormwater quality prior to its entering Flat Creek, as well as preventing uncontrolled and untreated discharge of potentially polluted run-off into Flat Creek.\r\n\r\nThis project is sponsored by the Town of Jackson.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \t Core Services Vehicle Maintenance Facility\r\n\r\n$18,500,000.00\u00a0for planning, designing, engineering, and constructing a Core Services Vehicle Maintenance Facility, to service and maintain critical response and general use vehicles of Teton County and the Town of Jackson. These include, but are not limited to, snowplows, street maintenance vehicles, law enforcement vehicles, water\/sewer maintenance vehicles, and buses. Any unexpended funds, including any unused contingency funds, shall be placed into a designated account, the principal and interest of which shall be used for operations and maintenance of the Core Services Vehicle Maintenance Facility.\r\n\r\nThis project is sponsored by the Town of Jackson.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \t Teton County Courthouse\u00a0\r\n\r\n$2,000,000.00\u00a0for the purpose of planning, designing, engineering, site preparation, and preliminary construction costs for a new or renovated Teton County Courthouse. The funds may also be used for immediate security improvements to the existing Teton County Courthouse.\r\n\r\nThis project is sponsored by Teton County.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \t \u201cRoad to Zero Waste\u201d Infrastructure Improvements at the Teton County Recycling Center and the Teton County Composting Facility.\r\n\r\n$2,500,000.00\u00a0for planning, designing, engineering, purchasing and constructing infrastructure improvements at both the Teton County Recycling Center and the Teton County Composting Facility. These are needed to boost the waste diversion rate from its current 34% to the community's goal of 60%by 2030. Specifically, the funds will be used to construct a covered outdoor area of residential bins, to construct sorting system infrastructure, and to install a truck scale at the Teton County Recycling Center; and to construct a food waste sorting system at the Teton County Composting Facility.\r\n\r\nThis project is sponsored by Teton County.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \t Jackson Hole Fire\/EMS Wildland Firefighting Apparatus Replacement\r\n\r\n$1,600,000.00\u00a0for the purchase of four (4) wildland firefighting engines.\r\n\r\nThis project is sponsored by Teton County.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \t Gregory Lane \u2013\u00a0Street, Stormwater and Sewer Infrastructure, and Safe Route to School\r\n\r\n$8,500,000.00\u00a0for acquiring land, obtaining easements, planning, engineering, designing and constructing the Gregory Lane complete street, water, sewer, and stormwater project. Improvements to the Gregory Lane area are needed for safety, sidewalks, vehicle access, and snow\/stormwater drainage. Improvements include but are not limited to sidewalks and other safety features to assist students going to school; water, stormwater, and sewer infrastructure; rebuilding the existing roadway with curb and gutter; widening Gregory Lane; and driveway approaches.\r\n\r\nThis project is sponsored by the Town of Jackson.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \t Community Housing Opportunities\r\n\r\n$5,500,000.00\u00a0for the purchase of appropriately zoned land to develop permanently deed restricted housing thereon and\/or the purchase of deed restrictions to house the local workforce. Funds will be placed in the Jackson\/Teton County Housing Authority Housing Supply account. The Jackson Town Council and the Teton County Board of County Commissioners must authorize and direct the expenditure of these funds.\r\n\r\nThis project is sponsored by Teton County.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \t History Museum Building \u2013 Genevieve Block\r\n\r\n$4,400,000.00\u00a0for the purchase of land for the locating of a Historical Museum upon portions of the property known as 135 and 175 East Broadway Avenue (the Caf\u00e9 Genevieve Block). Following the purchase, the remaining funds will be used for relocation of historic structures and artifacts, including the rehabilitation of those structures, construction of one or more new structures and related site improvements on the site, and designing, planning, engineering, constructing, and\/or furnishing of the Historical Museum building and site. In the event the Caf\u00e9 Genevieve Block property is not acquired and approved for location of a Historical Museum, the funds will be used for the purchase and development of land, relocation and rehabilitation of historic structures and construction of one or more new structures and related site improvements, at such alternative location as may be approved jointly by the Jackson Town Council and Teton County Board of County Commissioners.\r\n\r\nThis project is sponsored by Teton County\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \t Teton County\/Jackson Recreation Center Expansion and Renovation, Community Climbing Gym, King Street Extension, and Stormwater Treatment.\r\n\r\n$22,000,000.00\u00a0for designing, planning, engineering, construction, and equipping the renovation and expansion of the Teton County\/Jackson Recreation Center. The renovation and expansion includes an additional gymnasium, indoor walking\/running track, indoor climbing gym, wellness and fitness opportunities, outdoor aquatics splash pad, general youth-to-senior recreational amenities, associated building infrastructure, King Street extension, storm-water management systems, and associated site parking, multimodal circulation and landscaping. Any unexpended funds, including any unused contingency funds, shall be placed into a designated account, the principal and interest of which shall be used for operations and maintenance of the Teton County\/Jackson Recreation Center.\r\n\r\nThis project is sponsored by Teton County.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \t Wildlife Crossings\r\n\r\n$10,000,000.00\u00a0for purchasing land, obtaining easements, planning, designing, and constructing wildlife crossing structures of various types and locations identified in the Teton County Wildlife Crossings Master Plan. The funds may also be used to provide other measures to reduce vehicle collisions with wildlife, including but not limited to, signage, safe lighting, wildlife detection systems, fencing, and other protective measures.\r\n\r\nThis project is sponsored by Teton County.