Voters in the northwest Arkansas town of Farmington will vote May 18 on a 1% sales tax hike to support $1.4 million of bonds. Proceeds would finance construction of a proposed baseball complex.

If the increase is approved, the sales tax in Farmington will go to 10.25% from the current 9.25%.

The tax hike would remain in place until the final bonds mature, which city officials estimate at six years.

The proposed complex includes six fields for baseball and softball and a walking trail on city land. Total cost of the project is estimated at $2 million.

Voters rejected a tax increase for a similar project in December 2008.

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