You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Red Sox Live

13

5

▼  8th Inning 0 outs

Scituate

Meals tax up for debate

Continue reading below

Scituate’s Town Meeting in April is set to consider adding a 0.75 percent tax onto existing state taxes for meals, but the use of the money is still up for debate. At a selectmen’s meeting last Tuesday, the Economic Development Committee proposed installing the local meals tax, which would generate approximately $200,000 annually, to be used for studies that analyze what kinds of businesses should be brought into the town and would start the community on a long-term approach to building the tax base. “As a town, we haven’t committed significant resources to economic development. . . . ,” said committee Chairman Chris McConaughey. “What we see is an opportunity for this money to make more money, to be used as an investment rather than something that pays down town costs.” Selectmen said they might propose a meals tax, but for other uses such as repairing sea walls or funding the town’s master plan.

Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.