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City Council updates Transient Room Tax resolution, approves grants


Eric Larsen's sculpture, “It all started with a dream...” includes a boy contemplating as he waits for a fish to bite his fishing line. The project will be completed in April 2013.

Petersburg City Council revised the Transient Room Tax (TRT) for the first time in 22 years. Council members on Tuesday, also approved three TRT grants for a total of $9,208.

The TRT is a tax that is imposed on temporary lodging for stays of less than 30 consecutive days at hotels, motels and RV parks. Those funds can be used for the betterment of the community for visitors.

The wording of the revised TRT resolution amends the guidelines for the grants, by asking for more details from organizations applying for grants. But it does not change the spirit of the resolution.

The TRT Committee r...

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