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Byline: Eric Ernst
No one likes taxes, but this one seems to be working out pretty well.
The 1 percent sales tax, which Charlotte County voters imposed on themselves in a 1998 referendum, has bought and is still buying a lot of goodies.
The people are getting parks, roads, a performing arts center, a library, sidewalks and emergency equipment. And, although several temptations have arisen, the county commissioners and their top staff have done a good job trying to deliver as advertised.
At a meeting Tuesday, they reaffirmed their vow to keep on course.
They had to talk because they have a problem, a good one from a government …