2015 Sales Tax Vote

Progress Update


The Sales Tax question on April 7, 2015 passed (57% yes; 43% no).With that passage, a 0.75 % sales tax was added to the city's sales tax rate October 1, 2015. It will last not more than 5 years. The proceeds will go towards constructing a new street shop, new restrooms in Central Park, and purchasing a new ladder truck. Check here for updates as progress on these community improvements are made.

Fire Truck


Pierce Manufacturing Company finished the City's new ladder truck in May and it has been part of the Andover Fire Department's Fleet since June. Thank YOU Andover residents for agreeing to purchase this needed piece of equipment in 2015!
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Delivered June 2016!
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The new street shop!

Street Shop


The new 12,505 square foot Street shop which includes four work bays and an indoor wash bay, Office space, gender-specific locker rooms, a break/meeting room and ample storage area, opened in November. The architects on the project were GLMV and the contractor was Bauer & Son Construction.

Thank you residents for a great new facility!

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Opened in July 2016!

Central Park Restrooms

Although the picture with barricades may cause you to think they are still under construction, the restrooms in Central Park were completed in July 2016! The barricades will stick around a bit longer while some work on the doors is completed but the restrooms are open for public use! Thank you Andover for voting to add another GREAT amenity to YOUR Central Park!

We Heard You


Andover City Council and staff members are devoted to ensuring a bright future for our community. In reviewing the 2015 capital improvement budget, the Council decided the time had come to ask the citizenry for a sales tax increase. A question for a 1 cent sales tax was on the November 2014 ballot and was defeated by 221 votes.

Some of the feedback received by Council members and staff included a disapproval for a sales tax without a sunset date. Additionally some did not care for a sales tax for future, unknown capital improvement projects. Taking that feedback into consideration, the City Council went back to the drawing board and came to a consensus on the three most important needs of the community. Those items are a fire department ladder truck, restrooms for Central Park and a Street Maintenance Shop. To fund these important projects, the City Council is putting a 3/4 of a cent sales tax question on the 4/7/15 ballot for Andover residents. This sales tax will sunset in five years or when enough revenue is collected for the three projects, whichever comes first.

How Do I Vote?


Andover residents will have the opportunity to vote on the Sales Tax initiative on Tuesday, April 7 or via Advance Voting. Voter registration cards are available online. Or, you can pick up a voter registration card in person at Andover City Hall, 1609 E Central, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-430 p.m. To vote in the 4/7 election, you must be registered by March 17.