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By Forrest Hershberger
Publisher, Sun-Telegraph 

City Set to Approve Sales Tax Proposal

Vote Delayed for Required Public Hearing


The Sidney City Council met in a work session June 6 to discuss renewing the City's ½ cent sales tax. In the work session, City Manager David Scott said the proposal was first brought before the city council in 2012, and approved by voters in November of that year.

Scott asked council members how the tax revenues should be divided among city projects, if the tax is approved by voters. Scott stated that ten years ago, 50 percent of the funds went to street, 30 percent went to the pool, 12 percent went to golf, 5 percent went to the SPNRD and 8 percent went to parks. Scott asked Council h...

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