FULTON – A proposed tax increase on Fulton lodging will not appear on the November general election ballot as originally planned.
According to Fulton Mayor Paul Walker, the proposed tourism tax, which would add 3 percent to the cost of staying at a hotel or motel within the city, will have to be voted on during a city election rather than countywide election.
Currently, there is no firm date on when the city will hold a special election for the proposal, which will have to be approved by 60 percent of the city’s voters before it can go into effect.
The funds generated by the proposed tourism tax – estimated at approximately $50,000 to $70,000 annually – will be used to support several major projects.
The Itawamba County Times