Toccoa City Commission Meeting Today

Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to continue discussion regarding the city’s occupation tax ordinance at a work session this afternoon.

The city commission is scheduled to begin that work session at 3 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall.

Toccoa City Attorney John Dickerson presented the proposed update to the occupation tax ordinance at the city commission’s November 26 meeting.

According to city officials, one of the main issues surrounding the ordinance was finding an appropriate way for the city to verify a business’s gross receipts. Toccoa uses a business’s gross receipts as part of determining the occupation tax for a business for the next year.

Dickerson said that the proposed update does not mandate that a business provide any additional documentation to verify gross receipts, but does allow the city to ask any business for such additional documentation to verify those gross receipts.

Multiple commissioners said at their last meeting that they wanted to discuss a number of issues before considering approving the proposed updated ordinance.

Meanwhile, city commissioners will also hold their first regularly scheduled monthly meeting for December today at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall.

Commissioners are expected to receive a presentation on the Fiscal Year 2012 audit from the city’s auditing firm, Mauldin and Jenkins, at the regular meeting.

Both the regular meeting and the work session are open to the public.