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By JENNIFER RAYMOND
Guests who stay in Kingston hotels will soon pay 5 percent more in taxes.
The Kingston City Council passed the second and final reading of an ordinance on Tuesday night to add an occupancy hotel/motel privilege tax to area hotels.
The council is hoping for a $70,000 boost in revenue that will help with balancing the budget.
Weve worked very hard in the budget process to stop the bleeding, Mayor Troy Beets said in an earlier meeting on the proposal.
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