Board tables decision on imposing local option sales tax

For the last several months, Wright County has dealt with the likely necessity to impose a local option sales tax for road projects due to a significant decrease in road and bridge funding from the State of Minnesota. Following a public hearing May 4 that lasted almost three hours, it seemed as though passage in some form or another was inevitable since enough commissioners had spoken favorably of the proposal to have the needed votes to pass it.
However, shortly before the matter was expected to come to a vote, Commissioner Mark Daleiden asked that the matter be tabled until the June 13 meeting, much to the dismay of Commissioner Mike Potter – who didn’t see the motion coming and has grown tired of board agenda items consistently being tabled or postponed.

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