Business owners concerned over proposed tax

A group of business owners in attendanceat the special meeting of the PoteauCity Council Wednesday night expressedtheir concerns regarding the proposed hoteltax that will be voted on later this year.The group made up of hotel and motelowners in Poteau addressed Poteau MayorJeff Shockley and the members of the citycouncil before the council voted to pass aresolution that will begin the process for aspecial election in April.The proposed tax would be a five percenttax collected locally by the city onmoney paid by people staying in motels,hotels and RV parks inside the city.