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By Ben Muir 

Senior tax exemption fee, marine passenger fee approved


The borough assembly on Monday finalized two ordinances that plan to generate revenue by charging fees on tax exemption cards and cruise ship passengers who come to Petersburg.

Assembly members approved an ordinance to impose a $100 annual fee on senior citizens who qualify and apply for a tax exemption card.

The fee is waived to qualified applicants who sign an affidavit claiming they have a combined household income that doesn’t exceed $20,000. Household was defined at the meeting as a tax filer, plus a spouse, plus dependents.

The senior sales tax exemption fee was originally set at...

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