Hotel tax proposal rejected
By SCOTT BUTKI
The Washington County Commissioners Tuesday decided not to give the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau an additional $50,000 from hotel-motel tax revenues to help defray costs for two fall events.
The commissioners told Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Ben Hart they would reconsider his request should there be surplus hotel-motel tax funds at the end of the fiscal year. The fiscal year ends June 30.
Hart had asked for the money to help fund expenses for two events: A convention of The Society of Forty Men and Eight Horses, the American Legion's honor society, Sept. 8-15; and the American Junior Golf Association National Tournament, Sept. 20-23 at Black Rock Golf Course.