County to consider bed tax hike

Published: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 11:17 AM.

Jackel and Parker said which vendors would be contracted to do the increased advertising have not been discussed. Parker said the TDC would continue to use some existing vendors but might consider bringing in an outside consultant.

Jackel said, if funding to the TDC is increased, the TDC would have to revise their plan to promote the area. She said TDC Administrator Curt Blair said the new tax could not take effect until January 2015 and the first funds would be received in March.

Commissioner Noah Lockley asked how much of the current TDC budget is spent on administration.

County Attorney Michael Shuler said that under the ordinance, administrative funding could not exceed 9 percent. Jackel said she believed the actual amount spent was 6 or 7 percent.

Lockley asked if administrative fees would double with increased funding. Parker said it would remain capped at 9 percent of the total money collected.

 “The ratio doesn’t have to stay the same if the TDC board makes a different recommendation,” Jackel said.

Parker said the second penny of the additional sales tax collected would go to developing infrastructure and funding not-for-profits.

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