Stories tagged with: Lodging Tax

November 3, 2010 - 4:02pm
5 years 42 weeks ago

Those in the hospitality business are relieved that voters did not welcome the 3% lodging tax.

With an already 14% lodging tax, 7% state, and 7% local, an additional 3% tax would have landed Zanesville the third-highest tax rate in Ohio. Hampton Inn General Manager, Martha Thomas says the lodging tax's purpose is to promote tourism, not fund a community pool.

"It shouldn't be paid for by people traveling to our community that are already supporting the community by...

November 3, 2010 - 3:58pm
5 years 42 weeks ago

3,649 said 'No' to Issue 1 on the Muskingum County ballot putting a stop to a proposed 3% lodging tax in the City of Zanesville.

The bed tax was on the ballot to provide funds for a community pool, that supporters say is necessary for the community.

"I feel that the pool will be able to be a gathering place for our families and our children so that they can have some type of recreational environment where they can enjoy the outdoors in the summer time," says...

October 19, 2010 - 8:12pm
5 years 44 weeks ago

The November Election is two weeks away.

One of the issues the city of Zanesville voters will decide on November 2nd involves a 3% lodging tax.  

During this week's candidate forum, WHIZ news spoke to people from both sides of the issue.

Those for Issue 1 say local residents won't be paying any extra tax, it will be those staying at hotels in the area; and it will build a community pool.

"We believe that the children of Zanesville need to have...

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