Maggie Valley mulls tax hike
Maggie Valley Town Hall was packed Monday night for a special-called meeting to discuss Haywood county Commissioners’ intentions to introduce legislation that would enable the county to increase the occupancy tax to 6 percent.
Aldermen Mike Matthews and Phillip Wight called the meeting to receive input from the community about the tax increase before making a decision on whether to pass a resolution supporting the effort.
Mayor Ron DeSimone called for a vote at the end of the meeting, but Wight said he wanted more questions answered before he could consider voting to support it.
“If y’all want a unanimous vote, it won’t be tonight,” he said.
Before opening up the meeting for public comment, DeSimone said he had a meeting with two county commissioners to discuss his concerns about the ...