Manchester, KY - On Thursday April 20, 2017 three ordinances were read for the final time and passed by the Manchester City Council.
Ordinances read and passed were:
A Tourism and Convention Commission ordinance along with an ordinance levying a Restaurant Tax (3%) and an ordinance levying a Lodging License Fee (3%). The 3 ordinances were read for the 2nd & final time and passed in a special called Manchester City Council meeting that started at High Noon.
No residents of Manchester or Clay County in general were present that voiced either support or opposition in regards to the ordinances.
** It is to be noted that these are taxes that will be paid by consumers and not by the businesses whose only role will be to collect the taxes, keep records/reports and remit the revenue to the proper agency.
All council members approved the Tourism Commission ordinance which will be effective on April 27th, the date of publication.
Two members voted NO to the the tax ordinances. Both tax ordinances will go into effect on July 1, 2017.
Councilman Jamey Mills (left) voted no, telling CCN this:
"With some of the Commission members chosen by the Mayor I could not be for the Tax!"
CCN was unable to get a statement from Councilman Davis (right) regarding his no votes due to time restraints.
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The following link will take you inside City Hall for the entire reading of the ordinances and MORE!