Polls open today through 7 p.m.

Published 10:09 am Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Polls are open today until 6 p.m. for Brookhaven residents to vote on a tourism and economic development tax on rooms in hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts.

The tax is a two percent increase that would affect businesses with six or more room rentals used for overnight stays. Only people staying in the hotel will be taxed.

The ballot is a simple for or against question: “The City of Brookhaven, Mississippi, proposes to levy a two percent tax on the gross proceeds of room rentals from hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts with six or more guest rooms. The revenue generated will be to promote Tourism and Parks and Recreations within the city of Brookhaven, Mississippi.”

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City Precincts

The city voting precincts are:

Ward One: Cloverdale, located in the Cloverdale Apartments on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Ward Two: Alexander, Alexander Junior High School, 713 Beauregard St.

Ward Three: Lincoln County-Brookhaven Government Complex, South First Street

Ward Four: Brookhaven Elementary School, 300 S. Church St.

Ward Five: Brookhaven Recreation Department, 689 Old Highway 51 NE

Ward Six: Mamie Martin School, 420 Vivian Merritt St.