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Commissioners continue to discuss sales-tax increase

Though no action was taken by the Board of Commissioners regarding a proposed sales tax increase in Cook County to be used for projects by the highway department, the topic was again discussed during a regular meeting of the commissioners Tuesday, Sept. 13. 

There was the possibility the board would take action on the sales tax increase during Tuesday’s meeting. However, Commissioner Jan Sivertson was out of town and the board felt it was of value to have all districts represented on the vote to increase the sales tax. All the same, new or improved facilities for the highway department appear to be the largest obstacle in moving the sales tax forward with complete or perhaps even a majority of the board’s approval. 

A vote on the proposed sales tax by the county board is expected before the end of the month, likely during their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, Sept. 27. 

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