Tourism sales tax resolution passes in West Point

by Associated Press

Published: September 12,2012

Tags: election, hospitality, poll, sales, tax, tourism, tourist, vacation, visitor, vote, voter, Voting

WEST POINT — Voters in West Point have passed a resolution to allow the city to levy a one-percent tourism sales tax, bringing the sales tax to nine percent on restaurant, liquor store and hotel/motel purchases.

The Commercial Dispatch reports the new one-percent tax will go to specific projects for the West Point/Clay County Community Growth Alliance.

The “yes votes” came to 60.6 percent. If five fewer “yes” votes had been cast, the measure would have failed to meet the 60-percent margin required by law.

City administrator Randy Jones said the tax was approved by a vote of 373-242.

Jones said the new tax goes into effect Oct. 15.

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