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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED LOC

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED LOCAL LODGING TAX FOR CERTAIN UNORGANIZED TOWNSHIPS IN ELY AREA Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of St. Louis County, Minnesota, will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at 9:35 a.m. at the Ely City Hall, 209 East Chapman Street, Ely, Minnesota, on a proposed local lodging tax of up to three percent (3%) in the following unorganized townships: 61-12, 61-14, 63-14, 63-15, 64-14, 65-14, 66-12, 66-13, 66-14, 67-13, 67-14, and 68-14 Resolution 22-470 - Initial Determination on Imposition of Local Lodging Tax for Unorganized Townships in the Ely Area and Establishment of Public Hearing on Proposed Tax WHEREAS, Minn. Stat. § 469.190 provides for imposition of a local lodging tax of up to three percent (3%) on the gross receipts from the furnishing for consideration of lodging at a hotel, motel, rooming house, tourist court, or resort, other than the renting or leasing of it for a continuous period of 30 days or more; and WHEREAS, St. Louis County has received a request from representatives of the tourism and lodging industry located in the Ely area asking to expand the “Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) for the Collection and Administration of a Local Lodging Tax in the Ely area” to include certain unorganized territories; and WHEREAS, To begin the process of imposing a local lodging tax in the unorganized territory, the St. Louis County Board, acting as a town board, must make an initial determination that the tax is in the public interest and hold a public hearing on the proposed tax pursuant to the statute. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the St. Louis County Board hereby makes an initial determination that a local lodging tax of up to three (3%) in the following unorganized townships is in the public interest: 61-12, 61-14, 63-14, 63-15, 64-14, 65-14, 66-12, 66-13, 66-14, 67-13, 67-14 and 68-14. RESOLVED FURTHER, That the St. Louis County Board establishes a public hearing on the proposed tax for Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at 9:35 a.m. at the Ely City Hall, Ely, MN, to consider the proposed tax. Adopted on: August 9, 2022. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Jugovich Passed 7-0. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MINNESOTA NANCY J. NILSEN, COUNTY AUDITOR-TREASURER By: Phil Chapman, Clerk of County Board (Sept. 14 & 21, 2022) 100496