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Friday, November 22, 2013 7:50 PM

In a twist, some residents getting wrongly collected tax money back

By ABBY ECKEL, Herald Staff Writer

WILLIAMSBURG — Some residents in southwestern Franklin County are expected to get money back for a library tax they shouldn’t have been paying.

“The cities individually levy taxes for their library based on statute,” Janet Paddock, Franklin County clerk, said. “Any city that maintains a city library can levy a tax and [Williamsburg] voted in 2007 to have a city library, although they didn’t petition to not pay the Northeast Kansas Library System [NEKLS] tax levy until 2010.”

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