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Columbia County Commissioners to vote on raising sales tax

Published: Sep. 2, 2021 at 11:49 PM EDT
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LAKE CITY, Fla. (WCJB) - A plan to raise rates for solid waste disposal in Columbia County may not happen after all. County commissioners sent back to staff a new contract for waste services.

Commissioners agreed they don’t want to raise rates, so they want to find a way for the county to absorb the increase. They voted to take up the issue again next Thursday.

County commissioners also moved ahead with a request by the school board to put a half cent sales tax on next year’s ballot. The new money would pay for two new elementary schools.

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