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Gas tax measure to go before Ferndale voters

Gas tax measure to go before Ferndale voters

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KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss

FERNDALE, Wash. – Voters in Ferndale will decide this November if they want a new gas tax to pay for road repairs.

The Ferndale City Council approved the penny-per-gallon gas tax ballot measure at its meeting on Monday.

The vote was 4-to-3 with council members Carol Bersch, Brent Goodrich and Mel Hansen opposed.

If the ballot measure passes, gas stations would be exempt from paying the tax on the first 60,000 gallons sold each month at each station.

The council voted down a similar gas tax proposal last year.

The city tried a gas tax ballot measure in 1993, but nearly 60 percent of voters back then said “no.”

Ferndale voters approved a sales tax increase in 2012 to pay for road repairs.

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