Change to hotel tax ordinance tabled again


September 24, 2023

For a second time, the Alva City Council tabled discussion and action to modify the tourism tax ordinance. The modification is needed to allow the Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC) to collect the five percent excise tax instead of that duty falling on the city. Over a year ago, the Alva Tourism Tax Committee asked the city to work on this change.

The regular council meeting Monday night, Sept. 18, was at the two-hour mark, and Mayor Kelly Parker suggested the item be tabled in the interest of finishing the meeting. City Business Manager Steve Ford said the goal was for the OTC to begin collecti...

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