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1% sales tax for tourism proposed


January 16, 2023

Erik Gjovik

Dennis Swanson, president of Carrington Rainbow Gardens, presented plans for the planned gardens and visitor center at an informational meeting held at the Chieftain Conference Center Tuesday evening, January 10. Funding for the project could potentially come from a proposed one percent city restaurant tax, an ordinance currently in front of the Carrington City Council. A copy of the proposed ordinance is online at

A new sales tax could be on the horizon for Carrington residents and visitors.

The Carrington City Council held a first reading of Ordinance #277 that would impose a one-percent city restaurant tax at their meeting last week.

During the meeting Monday night, January 9, Mayor Tom Erdmann explained that the tax will be used for tourism or the construction, operations and maintenance of visitor at...

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