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January 15, 2013

Ice leads to outages

City Council OKs tax break on preparedness items


$60 or less

• Batteries:  AAA, AA, C, D, 6-volt and 9-volt batteries.  (Coin batteries, automobile batteries, and boat batteries are not exempt.)

• Cellular telephone batteries;

• Cellular phone chargers;

• Portable self-powered or battery-powered radios, two-way radios, weather-band radios or NOAA weather radios;

• Portable self-powered light sources, including battery-powered flashlights, lanterns or emergency glow sticks;

• Tarpaulins, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths and other flexible, waterproof sheeting;

• Ground anchor systems, such as bungee cords or rope, or tie-down kits;

• Duct tape;

• Plywood, window film or other materials specifically designed to protect window coverings;

• Non-electric food-storage coolers or water-storage containers;

• Non-electric can openers;

• Artificial ice, blue ice, ice packs and reusable ice;

• Self-contained first-aid kits;

• Fire extinguishers;

• Smoke detectors;

• Carbon monoxide detectors;

• Gas or diesel fuel tanks or containers.

$1,000 or less

• Portable generators and power cords

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