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Published August 02, 2010, 08:57 AM

Cass County voters to decide on sales tax for flood control

(WDAY TV) - Turns out Cass County voters will decide on a half cent sales tax for flood control this fall after all. Commissioners put the idea on the back burner in April while details were being worked out, but tonight they unanimously approved putting a resolution on the November ballot.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Commissioners put the idea on the back burner in April while details were being worked out, but tonight they unanimously approved putting a resolution on the November ballot.

The half-cent tax is expected to generate $11 million to $12 million a year over 20 years, primarily to help pay the local share of a planned $1.4 billion diversion channel to protect Fargo-Moorhead from flooding.

If it passes, the tax would be used to match, dollar-for-dollar, local contributions for a flood tax already levied by the city of Fargo that raises about $10 million a year.

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