Local Marketing District makes November’s ballot

Patrick Kelly

The petition to put a local marketing district on the November ballot got the signatures it needed, according to community leaders.

Monday afternoon Jay Oxley, Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership chairman, said well over 50 percent of assessed commercial property was represented on the petition.

Walmart, Kmart and Clarion Inn & Suites did not sign the petition.

Frank Moe, Moffat County commissioner, said the next step is to publish a public notice about the ballot vote and organize the two required community meetings on the subject.

Supporters of the local marketing district needed to collect signatures from commercial property owners representing 50 percent of the total assessed commercial property value in Moffat County — a little over $17 million.

The local marketing district, which would include Craig, Dinosaur and all of unincorporated Moffat County, creates an additional 4 percent lodging tax. The funds collected from the tax could be used for promoting tourism, supporting business recruitment, management and development, and organizing public events.

Reach Patrick Kelly at 970-875-1795 or Follow him on Twitter @M_PKelly.

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