Sales tax funds in five areas have been used well and appropriately by the various city departments they support, according to reports provided to the Independence City Council.

The council heard reports Monday from the sales tax oversight committees for street improvements, storm water, parks and public safety (fire and police). All reports can be viewed on the city's website in the near future.

Jonathan Zerr, chairperson of the public safety sales tax oversight committee, submitted his resignation with the report, citing his new appointment as city attorney for Raymore.

– The Examiner staff