Jefferson City Council to take up surtax deal

Panel will also discuss raising lodging tax

Two issues in particular on Monday will capture the Jefferson City Council’s focus — the city’s surtax settlement with Cole County and a plan to potentially put a 4-cent increase of the city’s lodging tax on the February 2011 ballot.

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About a week ago, Cole County Collector Larry Vincent sent city officials a proposal designed to redistribute surtax funds that were incorrectly distributed among 13 entities because of a mistake made with the surtax formula in 1989.

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