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New city sales tax will take effect in April

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HARTINGTON — The new Hartington city sales tax is expected to take effect April 1.

With the approval of the 1.5 cent sales tax at this month’s General Election, the Hartington City Council passed an ordinance Monday to put the new sales tax on the books here.

The new ordinance, along with the official Cedar County vote tallies, will now be sent to the Neb. Dept. of Revenue. It will take the state 120 days to make sure everything is put in place so the city can begin collecting the additonal half-cent in sales taxes.

Also Monday, the Council approved a new lease with Cedar County Transit.

Cedar County Transit rents the back garage bay at the City Hall and a back office. Under the new lease, rent will go up to $250 a month for the garage and $50 a month for the office. This should be the last time a lease must be signed, however, as Cedar County Transit is in the process of building a new facility between Pomps and the Hartington Community Complex.

The Council also agreed Monday to vacate Goetz Street east of Broadway Avenue. The Council had already vacated the street on the west side of Broadway. The move was asked for by Conner Wieseler, who wants to build a garage onto his property some time in the future.

The Council only meets once in December. The next Council meeting will be Dec. 14.

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