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By Ben Muir 

Assembly hosts public meeting on key issues


January 11, 2018

Chelsea Tremblay

The borough assembly held a work session on Monday to discuss a plan to impose restrictions on who's eligible for senior sales tax exemption, along with a shorter talk on a passenger fee for cruise ships.

In a public discussion, hosted by the assembly to hear community member input, an agreement was made that an annual fee ought to be charged to those who'd like a sales tax exemption card.

The goal would be to offset costs that go into processing exemption cards for those 65 or older. The proposed fee, which wouldn't require a public vote and could land between $50 and $60, would likely n...

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