City sends sales tax exemption to the voters


Petersburg City Council voted to send an ordinance increasing the sales tax exemption rate from $1,200 to $1,700 to the voters for the Oct. 2 election.

Before discussion opened for this item, Council member Nancy Strand amended the ordinance to increase the amount to $2,400.

“I think it should be doubled in order to accrue some money,” Strand said. “I also think with the big over run in the North Harbor project we are going to need to do some belt tightening and this is a good place to start.”

This amendment was not met with much support and many spoke against increasing the rate to...

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