City to revisit hotel occupancy tax issue

Nov 1, 2011

SULPHUR SPRINGS - The Sulphur Springs City Council will again consider Tuesday night whether to repeal a six percent hotel occupancy tax currently shared with the County for Hopkins County Regional Civic Center operations.

The measure was tabled in the October 4 meeting. 

County commissioners had previously authorized a seven percent hotel occupancy tax be levied after Mayor Craig Johnson said he would seek to halt the sharing of the tax, half of which is paid to the county. If approved, the three percent tax would be reverted back to the hotels.  

Tuesday’s meeting begins with executive session at 6:30 p.m., and open session at 7 p.m. at 125 South Davis.