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New Sales Tax To Improve Transport Funding

07/12/2017 - 10:50 AM

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New Sales Tax To Improve Transport Funding

The Stearns County Board Commissioners approved new sales tax.

According to county officials anew sales tax will generate $6 million more dollars per year that will be dispersed to road resurfacing, a bridge replacement, intersection improvements and over three miles of reconstruction.

The tax will increase to a fourth of a cent and the wheelage tax will stay at $10 opposed to a proposed $20 tax.

Commissioner Steve Notch says the county has to do something sooner or later,  and he adds it’s just going to continue to get more expensive.

The new sales tax will begin on January 1, 2018.