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January 10, 2013

Not so fast: City won’t take tax

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Somerset —

Girdler said working out the funding issues for EMS first is “the best course of action we can come up with.
“In 30 to 60 days, we can go into more detail about the occupational tax and how it needs to be restructured,” Girdler said. “Our focus today is to keep EMS running and make sure we keep that service.”
Isaacs said she’s glad  the city doesn’t seem yet ready to claim its chunk of the occupational tax.
“I am thrilled at the fact we can work jointly to resolve this without drastic changes at this time,” Isaacs said. 
She added that the county is ready to sit down with city officials in finding a solution to Girdler’s concerns.
“This is good,” Isaacs said. “We’re moving in the right direction.”

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