Commissioners to receive hotel-motel tax fund report
Although a new hotel-motel tax fund distribution process in the county allows grants of $25,000 or less to be awarded without approval from the Washington County Board of Commissioners, the commissioners will receive a report on those awards, County Administrator Gregory B. Murray said Tuesday.
Already, all awards from the hotel-motel tax fund are included in an annual report to the state legislative delegation, as required under a state statute. That report is available to the public on request, Murray said.
Murray spoke of the reporting policy during the commissioners’ meeting Tuesday in response to a Herald-Mail editorial that called for the county to develop a reporting site for appropriations of less than $25,000 in the interest of full transparency.
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