Ordinance for Transient Room Tax is defeated by Assembly
Ordinance 2013-2 will have to start all over for approval now that it has been defeated due to confusion regarding combined-price packages.
The rate for a combined-price package was computed by charging the transient room tax on 30 percent of the total cost of the package price.
Mike Payne of Rocky Point Resort spoke on behalf of lodge owners who charge a combination package price.
“We are wanting to make the numbers justifiable for us and make it easier for everybody to figure out,” Payne said. “I would like to propose that each lodge representative come in prior to the season and ju...