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Board to Ask Johnston Voters' Opinion on Tax Options

Posted August 14, 2007 11:09 p.m. EDT

— Voters in Johnston County will have a chance to tell commissioners what they think about two possible tax options for raising more money to deal with growth and other demands.

The commissioners voted Tuesday night to put a non-binding referendum on the November ballot. The measure will ask voters if they would prefer a quarter-cent sales tax add-on or a 0.4 percent property transfer tax if the board were going to impose a new tax.

The results are not binding, and the commissioners are not required to implement any tax.

The state Legislature this year gave towns the opportunity to impose such taxes if they choose to do so.