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Residents to vote on South Burlington tax increase

February 6, 2019

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Residents of South Burlington will vote on whether to approve a tax increase during the upcoming Town Meeting Day.

The city says it hopes the tax increase will fund some major projects. WCAX-TV reports the city currently receives about $3.5 million from a local option tax, and South Burlington hopes to double the amount by raising the tax by 1 percent.

The new tax rate would bring South Burlington in line with many of Burlington’s current tax rates.

Local restaurant manager Kyla Drew says the tax isn’t make-or-break for her business, but feels unnecessary.

If voters approve the tax increase, it would ultimately have to receive approval from the state Legislature as it would require a change to the city charter.

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Information from: WCAX-TV, http://www.wcax.com

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