Council signs off on capital sales tax ballot question

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Measure now goes to state election commission for inclusion on November ballot

By Chris Sardelli

After months of speculation by residents and revision by sales tax commissiners a plan for a proposed 1-cent capital project sales tax was approved by Lancaster County Council on Monday, Aug. 11.

Council voted 5-2 during the meeting to approve final reading of an ordinance to authorize the sales tax plan and send it to the state Election Commission by Aug. 15, where it will be added as a ballot question for voter consideration this November. Councilmen Jack Estridge and Bob Bundy dissented.

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