Plymouth Adopts New System To Award TOT Money

Plymouth Adopts New System To Award TOT Money

The Plymouth City Council has moved ahead with its new system for awarding promotional grants with transient occupancy tax money, but the new way is not without criticism. Meeting last night, the council voted unanimously to adopt the recommendation of the new review board to award $10,000 to help with promotion of the annual junior championship rodeo held at the county fairgrounds. Two other requests from the local elementary school, to help with a fundraiser and for repairs to a soccer field, were not recommended because they did not meet the approved criteria given to the review board. Council member Jon Colburn was critical of the results of the new review process, with city going from 15 applicants down to just three in a year, and tens of thousands of dollars meant to promote business, tourism and visits to the city and heard a presentation from county assessor Jim Rooney on trends with local property values, which play a key part in city finances.

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