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Aug 29, 2013 8:55 AM by AP

Baker council to discuss water rates

BAKER, La. (AP) - The Baker City Council has scheduled two special sessions to discuss water rates and the half-cent sales tax for police and firefighters.

The sessions are set for Sept. 4 and Sept. 25 and will include a financial update of the city's Public Works Department.

Mayor Harold Rideau tells The Advocate the work sessions will cover deficits.

The half-cent sales tax fund supplements police and firefighter salaries and equipment, but it has been running deficits the general fund has had to cover.

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