Fremont City Council Approves New Taxes

By: Fremont Tribune Email
By: Fremont Tribune Email

The telecommunications tax drew public opposition at each of its previous readings.

Several spoke against the telecommunications tax, but both occupancy taxes also received public support.

"We can't be just doing enough to get by and expect to be a community that has vitality and is looking at future growth," Greater Fremont Development Council Director Pat Langan said.

Melissa Powell of Oak Tree Inn and chairman of the Fremont and Dodge County Convention and Visitors Bureau gave CVB's backing to the hotel tax.

Mayor Scott Getzschman said the hotel tax, expected to generate about $120,000 annually, will alleviate some stress on the general fund by covering the costs of some in-kind services the city provides and projects like the branding initiative.

The telecommunications tax is expected to contribute about $475,000 to the city coffers.

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