Almost $60,000 is up for grabs during the annual accommodations tax allocation this summer. Greenwood City Council received requests from five local groups and events for access to the $59,257.02 the city has available to promote tourism in the city.


"We do have more funds than last year," City Manager Charlie Barrineau said. "Last year we had $48,477.16."

The accommodations tax is a 2 percent tax levied on hotels, campgrounds, boarding houses and similar short-term housing rentals that are under 90 continuous days. According to Barrineau, the city brought forth a balance of $1,500 from last year and received $115,356.95 in accommodations tax from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014.

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