March 10, 2014

Restaurant tax passes first reading



Councilmember Judd Weaver “strongly opposed” the proposed tax saying that it is an unneeded burden and would be a “slap in the face” to his customers who are living in tough economic times where cost of living expenses are rising and people are struggling more and more just to scrape by.

After hearing all comments, for and against the tax, the city council voted.  In total three council members, Jason Handy, Nancy Vaughn and Jim Hays, voted for the tax.  Judd Weaver and Danny Phelps voted against the tax while Bobby Joe Parman abstained.  Mayor Troy Rudder also cast his vote in favor of the tax.

A date for the second reading has not been scheduled. If it passes the tax will become effective July 1.

The council also approved:

• The first reading of an ordinance accepting a street being named Jordan Drive.

• A resolution to exchange maintenance and ownership of various London roadways.

• The Council appointed Shelia Wittenback and Holbert Hodges to the Vacant Property Commission

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