Staunton City Council passes ordinance to provide some financial relief for businesses, citizens

Staunton City Council passes ordinance to provide some financial relief for businesses, citizens
City Hall. (Source: wvir)

STAUNTON, Va. (WVIR) - Staunton City Council adopted an emergency ordinance on Thursday to provide immediate relief to the community. The ordinance suspends interest and penalties on meals and transient and occupancy tax from February to May.

It also suspends interest and penalties for late water bill payments from March 10 to June 10. Certain parking fees are suspended for a month-long period.

Lastly, it provides added flexibility for elderly and disabled persons qualifying for real estate tax exemption. The ordinance had unanimous support.

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