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Published November 06, 2011, 03:04 PM

Sales Tax Measure Back on Ballot in Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A proposed 1-cent city sales tax that Williston voters rejected by 31 votes in an April special election is back on the ballot.

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A proposed 1-cent city sales tax that Williston voters rejected by 31 votes in an April special election is back on the ballot.

The sales tax is meant to replace a property tax assessment that is being used to fund the Williston park district.

Unlike the last proposal, the plan voters will consider Tuesday has specific targets. Half of the collections would go toward general maintenance and upkeep in the district, the other half toward bond payments to build a new recreation center.

The measure lost in April by 1,138 votes to 1,107.

Park Board president Larry Grondahl tells the Williston Herald (http://bit.ly/ukMx45) that this will be the last time the sales tax idea is on the ballot.

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Information from: Williston Herald, http://www.willistonherald.com

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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