Residents, not Council have to put tax measure on ballot

Mon, Sep 21 2009 — Source: Akron Beacon Journal

If Norton residents want to have a say over higher income taxes to pay for a water and sewer project, they will have to take it to the ballot themselves. An ordinance, approved by the council in May, requires those residents who work outside of the city to pay a half-percent income tax. Norton previously offered those residents who pay income tax elsewhere a 2 percent tax credit. The tax would raise an additional $560,000 annually for water and sewer projects.

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