RTA vendorís fee nixed

       Despite an appeal from County Commissioner Sallie Clark, the RTA board voted unanimously Jan. 3 not to implement a vendor's fee for the collection of its 1 percent sales tax. This means businesses that collect the tax will not be rewarded with a percentage of it, as they normally would. City Councilman/RTA member Jerry Heimlicher said the $1.8 million saved in 2005 can be better used for road projects.

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