Resolution #2016-12 LOCAL LODGING FEE

BACKGROUND

Some cities and towns experience unexpected demands for increased municipal services.  Especially when these impacts are unpredicted, the impacted municipality cannot immediately afford the increased costs to enlarge their infrastructure and provide for expanding municipal services.  New growth eventually generates increased property tax revenue but it is not immediate and impacted municipalities need a quicker means for new revenue.  A local lodging fee based upon overnight lodging facilities, temporary housing and campgrounds would fill that need for more readily available extra revenue.

ACTION

MLCT will support a locally created and imposed lodging fee on consumers for overnight lodging, temporary housing and campgrounds.