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Should the Sales Tax Be Raised?

As Woodstock officials weigh whether to increase the city’s sales tax rate, local entrepreneurs are divided over how a hike would impact their businesses. A proposal to raise the sales […]

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City Posts Proposed Budget

The city of Woodstock will have slightly lower budgeted expenditures and slightly higher revenues in the next fiscal year if the City Council approves the budget presented to them March […]

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City Cuts Property Tax, Mulls Sales Tax Hike

Woodstock shoppers might pay more in sales tax in exchange for a property tax cut. The Woodstock City Council voted unanimously March 7 to reduce the city’s property tax levy […]

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City Council Formalizes Home Rule in Code

The Woodstock City Council re-adopted and amended the city code Jan. 17 to include Woodstock’s new status as a home-rule municipality. The action had little practical effect on the city’s […]

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Woodstock's Population: 25,000-plus

Woodstock’s population is 25,357, according to the preliminary results of a special census, a figure that will give the city home-rule status. Numbers compiled by the United States Census Bureau […]

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