Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Posted by EOD at 10:33 AM
EOD has it on reliable sources that the reason that Dare County hasn't enacted the additional 1% occupancy tax (making us one of the highest in the State) is because Chairman Warren Judge (who wants the tax in so back he can't sleep) can't muster a board majority right now. Sources tell us Judge can't get four of the commissioners to vote with him until they see if Nags Head is going to be able to pull off their petition drive. Right now, things are going slowly with that endeavor. They have about 30 more days to get the required (and legally required) petitions in hand and verified. As of 9/27/10 they had only 65% of the signatures and 49% of the land valuations needed to meet their goal of increasing property taxes on all landowners in their project zone.
"And they are having some other problems," said our source, whom we reserve the right to protect.
So, folks, hold on to your hats. Maybe, just maybe the commissioners will soon wake up and ask the state legislature to allow the use of this important tax revenue for more important county matters.