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Sewer hearing highlights pros, cons of project

The Belfair sewer public hearing March 1 went into more detail about how the project will affect Belfair residents.

County Administrator Mark Neary highlighted the ways the county can pay for sewer debt. Neary talked about the rural county public facilities 0.09% sales tax, which is used for overall economic development.

He also talked about the Real Estate Excise Tax, specifically the first quarter percent, which is 0.25% upon all real estate sales within unincorporated areas of the count. The money must be spent on public works projects, which would include the Belfair sewer system.

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