6 towns seek Meadowlands hotel surcharge revenue?
EAST RUTHERFORD (AP) — Six New Jersey towns are still waiting for their shares of about $2.5 million in revenue from surcharges on hotel rooms near the Meadowlands.
The Record reports East Rutherford, North Arlington, Ridgefield, Rutherford, Jersey City and Kearny were supposed to receive the payments May 15.
The 3-percent surcharge went into effect in February when Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill giving the state's Sports and Exposition Authority planning and development oversight in the 30-square-mile Meadowlands District.
It replaced a controversial tax-sharing arrangement.
Town officials and hotel operators are upset with the confusion over the surcharge. The owners of a Hilton Homewood Suites collected about $25,000 in surcharges only to be told the hotel was located outside the Meadowlands District.
Additional installments are due Aug. 15 and Nov. 15.
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