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January 15, 2014

Frieda’s goof delays sales tax resolution

DUNCAN —  A flub by Duncan City Manager Jim Frieda  caused the half-cent sales tax resolution to hit a stumbling block on Tuesday night.

  Frieda placed an incorrect date on the council agenda item that called  for approval of a resolution to extend the tax, he admitted to the council.

  The resolution language had the correct election date, but the agenda item had the wrong election date.

   The  resolution must be approved before the matter can be placed on the ballot.

    The council tabled the resolution proposal and Frieda apologized for his mistake.

Council members offered no public comments about the mistake. They will meet again in two weeks.

    City officials and the Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation have said they want April 1 vote on the issue.

    The half-cent tax tax must be approved every five years by voters for it to continue.

    It was first passed in 1994.


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