Jefferson City Looks to Annex Two Hotels

8 years 8 months 1 day ago Tuesday, February 15 2011 Feb 15, 2011 Tuesday, February 15, 2011 10:21:24 PM CST February 15, 2011 in Continuous News
By: Marissa Venturella

JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City is beginning the process of annexing two hotels. The Hampton Inn and Comfort Suites are located about a mile west of Jefferson City on Country Club Drive. The two hotels, owned by Puri Group of Enterprises Inc., are the only properties on the land the city wants to annex.

Nathan Nickolaus, the City Attorney for Jefferson City, said the annexation will level the playing field for hoteliers.

"Almost all the hoteliers are inside Jefferson City and that means that they pay the convention visitors tax, but these two hotels are not," Nickolaus said.

The annexation is in the beginning stages, but voters will get their say if the city council approves the annexation. If the vote passes in the annexed area and the city, then the hotels will be annexed.

"If it passes in the city, but doesn't pass in the annexed area, which is usually the case, then it will go to a second election in both places where we combine the votes and it has to be a 2/3 majority," Nickolaus said.

The annexation process comes after Jefferson City residents voted last week to increase the lodging tax from 4 percent to 7 percent. At this time Vivek Puri, President of Puri Group of Enterprises Inc., says he officially has no comment on the issue. The Puri Group of Enterprises, Inc. board will meet in the coming days to come up with a formal response.

 

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