County moves to extend 1 percent sales tax again

NORWICH – The wording of a resolution that would extend the county’s authority to impose the additional 1 percent sales tax for the public safety building project was debated at a board meeting last week.

The current legislation isn’t scheduled to expire until Nov. 30, but county lawmakers were advised, they said, to request an extension as soon as possible to ensure it is readied for formal action by the New York State Legislature. The new period would be from Dec. 1, 2009 through Nov. 30, 2011 “or such longer period as may be possible,” the resolution states.

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