Weymouth: Council to vote this week on meals tax

This week, Weymouth town councilors could be voting whether or not to impose a local meals tax proposed by Mayor Sue Kay.

The proposal would establish a 0.75 percent tax on restaurant and catered meals. Mayor Kay says the money raised would be used for the town’s parks and athletic fields.

Recently, the town council’s budget management committee voted 3-2 to endorse the tax, which is expected to come up for a vote at Tuesday night’s Council meeting.

The tax would add 75 cents to a $100 restaurant bill.

The local-option meals tax, which has been adopted by more than 160 cities and towns across Massachusetts, was created by the Legislature in 2009.


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.