HUNTERTOWN, Ind. (WANE) – The Huntertown Metropolis Council is asking residents to share their opinions on if they need to oppose or help the 1% Meals and Beverage tax enhance that Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry is attempting to get permitted to assist fund future tasks within the Summit Metropolis.
Throughout Monday’s Metropolis Council assembly in Huntertown, Councilmen from each the Fort Wayne Metropolis Council and the Allen County Council mentioned why Huntertown ought to oppose the Meals and Beverage tax that Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry introduced earlier than the Indiana Statehouse final week.
The laws that’s at present being thought-about within the Indiana Normal Meeting would permit Fort Wayne and different municipalities throughout the state to think about acquiring management of native Meals and Beverage taxes. If the invoice is permitted within the Statehouse, the Fort Wayne Metropolis Council must approve it.
Throughout the Huntington Metropolis Council assembly, Metropolis of Fort Wayne Councilman Russ Jehl (District 2) mentioned that Mayor Henry advised the Statehouse that the town has widespread help for the elevated meals and beverage tax. He mentioned that this assertion that Mayor Henry made will not be true.
Allen County Councilman at-large Kyle Kerley reminded the Huntertown Metropolis Council that almost all of eating places that residents would go to are throughout the Fort Wayne metropolis limits. If the tax enhance have been to be permitted, Huntertown residents would pay the tax enhance of 1% each time they ate at a Fort Wayne restaurant.
“There’s power in numbers,” Councilman Kerley mentioned when referring to wanting different cities and counties to affix the trouble to indicate there may be not widespread help of the Meals and Beverage tax enhance.
After a lot dialogue, the Huntertown Metropolis Council determined they wouldn’t transfer ahead with out listening to from residents first since neither the Fort Wayne Metropolis Council nor the Allen County Council has voted to oppose the tax.
“It’s somewhat early for Huntertown to leap on this,” mentioned Council President Gary Grant.
The council mentioned that because the Huntertown residents must pay the 1% tax enhance if it have been to cross, they needed to get their opinion they needed to get their opinion on if they need to oppose or help.
The subject will probably be addressed at a later council assembly.