Hotel tax reinvented

Hotel tax reinvented

There are 3 comments on the Branson Tri-Lakes Daily News story from May 18, 2006, titled Hotel tax reinvented. In it, Branson Tri-Lakes Daily News reports that:

Following the defeat in the state legislature of a bill for a Kimberling City hotel tax, officials are now considering taxing a specific area that would include much of southern Stone County.

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Betty Kowalewich

Neosho, MO

#1 May 21, 2006
As the former Mayor of Kimberling City....
Residents, to keep sewage out of Table Rock Lake, voted to install city sewers. Now the city has grown and more tourists are coming to our area for their vacations...and staying in the Inns and resorts...and during the summer months the ONE SEWAGE plant cannot keep up with the increase in daily sewage.
I advocated to pass a "tourist" tax to build another sewage plant. But the local Chamber of Commerce seems to think they should be the only one to collect a "tourist tax" and use it for whatever they choose.
O.K. then... if the republican majority in the state house and senate thinks only a private organization (which the CC is) should have a
"tourist" tax.... then by all means lets put a tax on the ballot and call it give it a name like...Hotel/Resort Tax. I don't care what it is called...but as the lake suffers from enviornmental problems, so the tourists will stop coming to a polluted lake.
The citizens of Kimberling City are mostly retired people living on Social Security and a small income and cannot afford to pay for a new
sewage plant for non citizens and non residents.
Our local republican rep played politics.... and it seems as if the private organizations are the only ones who can have a tax on the ballot and it certainly will not be used for the benefit of the citizens but for the people who come here for a short stay in the summer.... but we residents will pay the tourist tax all year....
Betty Kowalewich

Neosho, MO

#2 May 21, 2006
I do not live in Ponce De Leon.... I live in Kimberling city

Columbia, MO

#3 Aug 19, 2006
Hotel Tax here has gone up almost 2%....

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