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Waitsburg passes utility tax to fund flood control

 


WAITSBURG—The City of Waitsburg passed a $5.00 per user per month increase in utilities for the remainder of the year, then an additional $5.00 per month per user starting in January of 2021 to be used to help fund flood control improvements and repairs in and around the City of Waitsburg.

Without an active flood control district, the City has limited funding options for flood control expenses. The City Council considered a variety of options, including a general property tax increase or a property tax bond before settling on the utility tax increase. It is the City’s opinion that the increase in the City’s utilities represents the lowest impact to the users while generating a needed funding infusion for flood control for the city.

 

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