Councilors approve lodging tax

Managing Editor

The Wapakoneta City Council held a special meeting Wednesday afternoon to hold a third reading and pass an ordinance authorizing the city to collect a lodging tax.

The final vote was 6-1, with First Ward Councilman James Neumeier voting against it.

The 3 percent tax, also called a bed tax, will be added onto visitors’ hotel or motel bills. A 3 percent lodging tax is already collected by the county, with a portion going to the bi-county convention and visitors bureau and a portion distributed to local communities.

As proposed, the tax would go into the general fund earmarked for tourism-related projects.

See Monday's print edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News for the full story.