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Council supports sales tax for flood control

March 5, 2013

Bypassing the traditional citywide vote, the Minot City Council voted Monday to re-enact a city sales tax when the tax expires next year. Half of the proceeds would go toward flood protection....

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socialismsucks

Mar-05-13 6:44 AM

uff da - i was afraid that it looked like a 'temporary' tax was going to expire. but any tax seems to have eternal life once it passes, so thankfully it was "saved". and i'm sure property taxes will go up again next year and we'll 'understand why'.

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VideoGuy

Mar-05-13 7:55 AM

The City Council passes a tax for the next 30 years and we only hear about it after it has already passed. Hmmmmmmm. Where is the public input?

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EarlyBird

Mar-05-13 7:58 AM

Sounds like they need this money to make up for their losses in the stock market crash. Ahhhh no way!

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socialismsucks

Mar-05-13 8:53 AM

headlines we'll never see - "City/County leaders do not support the (insert any tax name here) tax increase at this time." Or "ND chamber of commerce thinks individual property taxes are too high."

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FrankG

Mar-05-13 10:56 AM

The naws pipeline which hasn't delivered a drop of water could be used to pump floodwater the other way to the big lake. Minot certainly doesn't get very much for its tax dollars spent on water issues.

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obertc

Mar-05-13 11:13 AM

And the city council will "understand" when they get voted out at the next election.

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Because

Mar-05-13 2:00 PM

What is funny is that you people think you pay so much in taxes here. You clearly have no clue what it is like anywhere else. We are still one of the least taxed towns in the state. If you think it so awful, you have control...move. To think you really have any say in how the government will be run in naive at best. Quit shaking your your fists at the sky and pack your bags.

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socialismsucks

Mar-06-13 6:05 AM

sales tax up, assessments up, new chg on water bills-up, property tax up, - "Because" must be one of the ones receiving instead of paying tax money since he doesn't think we 'pay enuf' yet.

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EarlyBird

Mar-06-13 8:07 AM

I hope Minot has rebuilt it's dikes, I think you are going to need them this year again.

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concerned

Mar-06-13 8:41 AM

I find this whole thing funny as to people wanting flood control when back in 2012 two weeks before Christmas people who were flooded were flooded again in NW Minot, and you people of the City of Minot didn't do anything when people called you out on it and some people had to rebuild again........as for taxes why can other communities the size of Minot have a nice tax that builds brand new schools then transfers to another project after another and after another.....it's time to take back our Minot and control of our taxes.......

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Because

Mar-06-13 1:12 PM

S.S.- assume all you want. Actual I have and own my home. I just realize that the things people want cost money. Unless you found the secret money tree, then it needs to come from taxes. And it is a fact of life, if you don't want to pay Minot taxes, you don't have to. The citizens will continue to pay the price for the government ignoring reality for the past 40+ years.

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bribed

Mar-07-13 2:31 PM

and this is why we have started buying online, and out of state. Take a good look at who is on the city/county government and remember that when you vote.

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