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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Columbia County Seeks Sales Tax Increase to Improve Emergency Communications


October 26, 2017

DAYTON--If passed by voters in Columbia County, Proposition 1 will provide for ongoing, stable funding for improvements, and maintenance of the county’s emergency response radio system and 911 emergency services operation through a county-wide sales and use tax of one-tenth of one percent.

For every ten-dollar retail purchase, Columbia County would receive 1 cent in sales tax. The impact to the average household is approximately $1 each month, or $12 a year,” according to Emergency Management Services Director Lisa Caldwell.

Public safety is being compromised by emergency communication...

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