Town rejects proposed lodging tax in effort to attract business community

MILLSBORO, Del. – Millsboro wants the business community and visitors to know that the three-percent lodging tax other town’s are adopting will not be adopted in their town.

Officials say this decision was an easy one to make, because they are trying to keep their reputation being business-friendly.

Millsboro currently has one motel in town limits as of now, and they plan to use this as an advertising tool to attract more hotels, especially with some projects in the pipeline.

Avid Hotel has indicated they will begin construction soon, with another developer saying they plan to build a hotel near the Arby’s on Route 113.

“I think the council and staff have a reputation for being business friendly, so I don’t think there was even a second thought about doing this. And certainly every town has their own reasons for and against, but in the case of Millsboro, we definitely want to say no to a lodging tax,” said town manager Sheldon Hudson.

Georgetown, Seaford, Millville and Rehoboth Beach, as well as Kent and Sussex Counties have also been granted authority to institute a three-percent lodging tax.

As of now, Millsboro has been the only town to decline the tax.

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