Council Agenda Session

Fayetteville City Council Agenda Session: April 12

By Richard Davis
TFW Staff Writer

Council agenda session April 12

Some tidbits from the Fayetteville City Council agenda session on Tuesday, April 12.

▲ Paul Becker, the city’s finance director, had some ouchie news for the council: sales tax revenue was down 4.1 percent for the month of February. Becker reckoned much of the blame could be placed on the two big snow events during the month. Council member Brenda Thiel noted the east and west portions of the city actually did fairly well in sales tax collected compared to last year. Becker said part of that could be the result of new businesses in those areas.

▲ Council members Rhonda Adams and Matthew Petty met and came up with a comprise on a proposed amendment that could let pedicabs operate on trails. The compromise would only allow cabs on the trails from the hours of 10 p.m. to 5 p.m.

▲ Mayor Lioneld Jordan spoke about a plan to change the city’s definition of a concession stand to help meet an Advertising and Promotion Commission suggestion. Currently the city’s hotel, motel and restaurant tax is paid by local vendors during festivals such as Bikes, Blues & BBQ. However, out-of-town vendors have only been paying the basic sales taxes. Jordan said the feeling is the uneven application on HMR is unfair to local businesses.

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