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Statesboro City Council approves stormwater fee
But hears objections to tax on churches
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Churches, the county government and schools in the city limits — even Georgia Southern University — are not exempt from Statesboro's new fee to fund improved storm drainage. Two members of one church voiced objections during public hearings on the stormwater user fee held during Tuesday morning's City Council meeting. A larger number of people spoke in support of the fee, and the four council members present voted to adopt it, but some also promised to look at improving the credits available to nonprofit organizations and people with low incomes.
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