The Genesee County Legislature on Wednesday completed a state-required home-rule procedure to add 1 percent to the county sales and base tax for the next two years.
The one-fourth of the 4 percent levy brings in $3.4 million earmarked by the county for debt reduction and capital projects.
The balance is shared with other municipalities in the county. Sales tax revenue for 2005 is estimated at $14 million.
The Legislature also adopted several resolutions related to a long-range plan to improve and expand the county airport.
A current five-year, $5 million project, financed with federal funds, is highlighted by an 1,100-foot extension to the 4,400-foot runway.
The legislators approved the development of a terminal area plan that will in the next decade provide further expansion and improvements.
In other business, the Legislature:
Agreed to establish a capital information and technology project costing $121,000. The money will come from the added 1 percent sales tax.
Accepted a $105,000 grant from the State Health Department to continue for one year a drinking water enhancement program.