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Taxation without representation?

BOCCC raise concerns over transfer of money from water and sewer funds to Town of Saratoga general fund


April 15, 2020

“We have people that are not in the town of Saratoga that are receiving benefits from this joint powers board. It’s almost a taxation without representation issue if the Town of Saratoga can take the money and do whatever they want.”

This statement from Carbon County Commissioner John Espy came on April 7 as the issue of whether or not enterprise funds held by the Town of Saratoga are considered restricted or unrestricted reached the Board of Carbon County Commissioners.

As was reported previously (see “Casting a dissenting vote” on page 1 of the March 11 Saratoga Sun), the Sarat...

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