In today's "The Selma News", I can finally read what I missed on Tuesday night. It seems that town management is resolute in the intention to do away with the water tower behind Selma Cotton Mill. I am still perplexed at this insistance. I hear from others who are just as bewildered.
The Council voted to allow detectives to take home their work vehicles rather than pay a monthly fee. I see nothing wrong with that. We are talking a paltry sum for their availability after hours.
The town has enacted a 2% hotel occupancy tax. I normally am not in favor of any tax increase. This type of tax is probably the least heinous that can be levied. A two percent tax is not bad. A $50 hotel stay will cost just $1 more. I have stayed at hotels in many towns and cities. Two percent is not bad compared to what I have seen elsewhere. Try staying in Charlotte and see what kind of tax you get hit with. The tax is not going to be paid by local residents, since locals usually don't stay at local hotels. As long as we don't jack up the tax rate to a punitive level that would deter hotel visitors, then we should do fine.