New Bus Service * USA - Lakeville to pay tax, receive they
The City Council agreed to a new regional tax in exchange for bus service in town, but it will cut expenses to spare residents
Minneapolis,MN,USA -The Minneapolis Star Tribune, by SARAH LEMAGIE -May 6, 2008: -- Lakeville commuters, take heart: Buses are on the way... The Lakeville City Council has approved a Metropolitan Council offer that will bring buses and two new stations to the city by September 2009, along with $15 million or so in roadwork on Interstate 35... In exchange, Lakeville residents will join other metro-area cities that already pay the transit tax. It's a better offer, local leaders say, than previous efforts to force Lakeville into paying the tax. And the deal comes with deadlines and guarantees that buses will actually pull up in town... But it still means adding a new tax in tight economic times, which the Lakeville City Council acknowledged when it unanimously approved the plan Monday night. So it decided to cut the city's budget to offset the new tax, which will run the average Lakeville homeowner about $36...
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