Williston approves 1 percent tax on lodging

2014-04-10T15:12:00Z Williston approves 1 percent tax on lodgingThe Associated Press The Associated Press
April 10, 2014 3:12 pm  • 

WILLISTON, N.D. — Williston's City Commission has passed a 1 percent tax on lodging and restaurants that could be used to pay for a convention center or a downtown parking garage.

City commissioners say the tax should generate $1.2 million a year.

Commissioners have looked to additional taxes to fund some projects because the city is spending more than 90 percent of its sales tax receipts to pay down a $141 million debt.

Williston in March opened a $76 million state-of-the-art recreation center that was funded by a 1 percent sales tax hike voters approved for the Parks and Recreation Department in 2011.

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