Tuesday, 12 June 2012 04:04

Plymouth City Souncil to consider statement on TOT ballot measure

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Amador County – Plymouth City Council will hold a special meeting Wednesday to consider whether it wants to place a statement on the November ballot with its Transient Occupancy Tax measure.

The regular meeting was moved to Wednesday to accommodate a schedule conflict. The council typically meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month.

The agenda also includes discussion and possible action on whether the council or some portion of the council would like to submit arguments for the Transient Occupancy Tax measure and the accompanying advisory measure.

The measure, if passed, would change the Transient Occupancy Tax from 6 percent to 10 percent. The tax is charged on hotel and motel rentals, for “transient” visitors, which state law defines as those staying less that 30 days.

The extra 4 percent would be used for streets and advertising to promote tourism. The Advisory measure would determine how the tax funding was spent. The previous TOT measure tried by Plymouth failed to get a two-thirds majority of votes, while its accompanying advisory measure did achieve the two-thirds majority.

The agenda includes a presentation by ACES Waste Services on fiscal impacts of the cost to provide service in Plymouth and a request to support an increase in solid waste rates for city customers. ACES seeks an increase due to a dumping fee increase of 25 percent at Sacramento’s Keifer Landfill. ACES has also sought a rate change in Jackson, which was approved by the Jackson City Council.

The Plymouth City Council will also consider approving a contract with Weber, Ghio and Associates engineering for 2012 through 2017 and will also consider approving a list of qualified engineering firms to work for the city.

The council will also consider a proclamation for Marla Moreno, and will also meet in closed session to start the meeting, with a conference with legal counsel. The closed session will include discussion of anticipated litigation, and significant exposure to litigation, including three potential cases.

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