Cohasset: Town Meeting shoots down meals and hotel tax

For the third time, residents of Cohasset shot down a local-option meals and hotel tax.

At Monday night’s annual town meeting, residents said no to a 0.75 percent tax on the sales of restaurant, catered and prepared meals and a 6 percent excise tax on hotel and motel stays in Cohasset.

Voters did approve amendments to the Town Manager’s Act, but after considerable debate.

The intent of the amendments was to clarify the duties of the town manager and the selectmen.

Voters approved the amendments 223-141.

The amendments still need to go to the Legislature for a vote before they can be implemented.

Residents also voted to approve an amendment to a zoning bylaw to impose a temporary moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries.

About David Skill

Dave Skill’s radio career began in the fall of 1964 when he arrived on the campus of Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. Dave barely got his bags unpacked when he paid a visit to WCHC, the campus radio station. And, before he knew it, he was spending so much time as a disc jockey and news writer/reporter, it seemed like he was majoring in “radio” and minoring in academics at “The Cross”. As you might imagine, his grades reflected it! During his junior and senior years, he also worked weekends in news and as a disc jockey at WNEB, the CBS radio affiliate in Worcester at the time.