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Camp Verde resident Steve Goetting (right) says seeking referendum on the 3 percent food tax was “one of the most satisfying things I’ve done in a long time.” Council voted 6-0 Wednesday to have Town staff draw up an ordinance that would repeal the food tax it approved in September. “I’m not willing to spend $30,000 on an election,” said Council member Robin Whatley (top). “I’m ready to make those things happen,” Council member Jessie Jones said of the CIP projects. VVN photos by Bill Helm

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Camp Verde council agrees to repeal food tax

Town Manager Russ Martin says he still believes in the food tax. And several Town Council members do as well.But unwilling to ask the Town's citizens to pay $30,000 for a special election, council voted 6-0 Wednesday to have Town staff draw up an ordinance that would repeal the 3 percent food tax it approved in September.