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Mathews board to consider transient occupancy tax

The Mathews County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on a proposed transient occupancy tax ordinance during its meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the historic courthouse on Court Street.

The proposal calls for assessing a 2 percent tax on all guests staying for fewer than 30 consecutive days at a hotel, inn, hostelry, tourist home, motel, rooming house, travel campground, tourist camp, or other place offering lodging in the county. County Administrator Mindy Conner estimated that the tax would result in $20,000 in additional revenue for the county annually.

Conner has also suggested that the board ask the 2019 General Assembly to authorize an additional 3 percent transient tax that would bring in approximately $30,000 annually for tourism and marketing initiatives.

The board will also have a public hearing on the Virginia Department of Transportation’s proposed Six Year Plan for the county’s secondary roads.

The board is also expected to consider a request by H...

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