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By Beka Compton
The Times 

Second $5 utility tax increase effective January 1, 2021

The $5 increase caught some Waitsburg residents by surprise, money to help fund flood improvement efforts


February 4, 2021

WAITSBURG—In July of 2020, the Waitsburg City Council voted to implement a $10 utility tax to help fund flood recovery efforts with the increase to be implemented in two phases. The first increase of $5 went into effect immediately after the vote. The second $5 increase went into effect on January 1, 2021, and some Waitsburg residents have voiced questions over slightly higher utility bills this month.

At the time of the July meeting, the city estimated it would be responsible for $450,000.00 in flood-related repair costs, representing roughly 20% of the total cost of $1.3 million.


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