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By Dena Wood
The Times 

Waitsburg Suspends Fee for New Businesses

Waiver is a good faith gesture to welcome businesses to Waitsburg


WAITSBURG – The cost of starting a neåw business in Waitsburg just got a little bit cheaper – at least for the next year. At their Feb. 7 meeting, the Waitsburg City Council voted unanimously to waive the requirement for new businesses to pay a $50 registration fee.

The suspension is good for one year – through Feb. 6, 2018 – as a good faith gesture to encourage business owners to do business in the city. An extension of the waiver is not anticipated unless the suspension “is wildly successful,” City Manager Randy Hinchliffe said.

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