TDC continues to weigh fifth cent

Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 10:17 AM.

Last week, County Commissioner Warren Yeager, who also sits on the TDC advisory board, raised the issue during budget meetings but generally deferred to a TDC decision.

“I’ve got to think of about the ad valorem taxpayer,” Yeager said. “I’ve got to look at alternative sources of revenue.”

Novak also emphasized that the additional penny might not be a solution for next fiscal year due to the work required in meeting the state statutes mandating how bed tax revenue can be used.

To implement the tax for the coming year, Novak noted to both boards, the TDC would have to craft, adopt and begin to implement a “beach safety program” by the end of the year in order to add the additional cent for 2014.

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