City tax meeting set for Thursday

Published 11:17 am Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A meeting of the City of Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen scheduled for today for a discussion of a proposal to raise Vicksburg’s hotel and food and beverage taxes to build a recreational complex has been delayed until Thursday, Mayor Paul Winfield said this morning.

Winfield wants to raise by 2 percent the city’s hotel tax and add a 1.5 percent tax on food and beverages sold in the city to fund the purchase and development of property for a sports park.

He had set today’s meeting Tuesday after meeting with North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield, state Rep. Alex Monsour and state Sen. Briggs Hopson to discuss asking the Legislature to approve a bill to allow the city to borrow nearly $20 million to fund the complex.

Email newsletter signup

Sign up for The Vicksburg Post's free newsletters

Check which newsletters you would like to receive
  • Vicksburg News: Sent daily at 5 am
  • Vicksburg Sports: Sent daily at 10 am
  • Vicksburg Living: Sent on 15th of each month

He said he postponed the meeting at Mayfield’s request to give him more time to review the bill.

Thursday’s meeting will be at 10 a.m. at City Hall Annex, Winfield said.