City will help fund Litchfield museum...

City will help fund Litchfield museum after all

There are 24 comments on the Route 66 News story from Nov 26, 2012, titled City will help fund Litchfield museum after all. In it, Route 66 News reports that:

Reversing an earlier decision, the City Council of Litchfield, Ill., has agreed to use money from motel taxes for the Litchfield Museum & Route 66 Welcome Center , said the Springfield State Journal-Register . The council agreed in principle earlier this month to increase the tax from 3 percent to 4 percent beginning in May, with a half percent ... (more)

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Taylorville, IL

#22 Dec 1, 2012
This should really help the Ariston and increase it's sales price when the time comes. Hmm?

Mattoon, IL

#23 Dec 1, 2012
double talk on both sides, its said the 20 thou is an advance on WHAT. On the money tken in on SALES AT AND FROM THE MUSEUM?? hummm, NON PROFIT> ?? orIS IT AN ADVANCE ON TAX MONEY PROJECTED FOM THE HOTEL TAX ? When is tax money NOT tax money that goes into any department in this city to run that deptment,when the hell did it become possible to seperate funds, Call it what you want but bullshit smells the same all over.

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#24 Dec 2, 2012
The King wrote:
This is tax that could directly increase city coffers and thereby reduce the tax burden on city residents, instead it is going to a facility that very few in this city wish to support.
That is incorrect,it can however indirectly fill city coffers,but it has to do so thru drawing tourism.
(E) Use of proceeds. The city shall expend the tax collected pursuant to this section solely to promote tourism and conventions within the city and, otherwise, to attract nonresident, overnight visitors to the city, and no tax collected pursuant to this section shall be used to advertise for or otherwise to promote new competition in the hotel business within the city.

Mattoon, IL

#25 Dec 2, 2012
this tax CAN be USED ,NOT MUST BE USED, unles we get another 4 4 majority vote like always there is NO section to cover NOT PASSING THE COUNCILs WILL.

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