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PROVO (KSL News Services) -- Going to a restaurant in Utah County will soon become less expensive. The Utah County Commission says the restaurant tax is bringing in more money than was planned.
Commissioner Steve White says the point two percent tax cut will add up to a million dollars over the course of a year. When asked why they don't use the restaurant tax money to pay for future growth projects he responded, “Doesn’t belong to the cities within the county, it belongs to the people. Why should we take more than we absolutely need?”
They've been using the extra revenue to help pay off several county recreation projects. The projects to be paid off include, “Three parks in Provo Canyon. We have one in Lehi. We have a fish cleaning station park down in Lincoln Beach. We have a number of capital projects that aren’t quite finished,” says White.
The purpose of the restaurant tax was to help fund the McKay Events Center in Orem. The commission plans on cutting the restaurant tax again next year.
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