Carbondale hikes taxes on fuel, food & package liquor


Taxes are going up in the city of Carbondale.
Tuesday night, the Carbondale City Council approved an amendment to extend and raise the city’s motor fuel tax by 4 cents to 7 cents a gallon. The council also approved a new 4 percent tax on food and beverage sales, as well as a new 4 percent tax on package liquor sales. Mayor Mike Henry says the tax increases are necessary to fund development of Carbondale’s Downtown Master Plan, and help to build the city’s emergency funds.