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Seneca Supervisors extend room occupancy tax for three years

Seneca County’s 3-percent tax on hotel, motel and other temporary lodging facilities will continue for another three years.

The Board of Supervisors voted 11-0 Tuesday to adopt Local Law B of 2019, which extends the tax; it was due to expire Dec. 8.

Proceeds from the tax, first imposed in 1994, are used to fund the county’s tourism promotion efforts. The board also voted Tuesday to renew its contract with the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce to again be the county’s Tourism Promotion Agency in 2020.

The room occupancy tax will provide up to $245,000 as the county’s share of the matching state-county funding program for tourism promotion.

Board members Walt Prouty, Greg Lazzaro and Lee Davidson were absent. Davidson is recovering from injuries suffered in a September car crash in West Virginia.

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