Council votes down innkeeper’s tax




Too many questions about a new tax that would be paid by guests at local hotels and motels remain unanswered, so for now the idea has been turned down.

Money raised from the 5 percent tax on hotel and motel bills would be used to start a visitor and tourism bureau, which would help promote the county and its attractions.

After three months of discussion, local officials still have questions, including how much money the tax would raise and how it would be spent.

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