The proposal that came before the council in the spring of 1993 during the administration's semi-annual water and sewer update was defeated 4-3. The request, originated by the economic development director, again came before the council last fall. That time, all seven council members voted against it.
During a portion of the debate allowing the candidates to challenge one another, Mrs. Parrott questioned why Mrs. Pierno voted for tipping fees charged to trash haulers and for the transfer tax, a controversial tax on real estate transfers approved in 1993. Its approximately $5 million annual proceeds are divided equally between financing the county's agricultural land preservation program and school construction.