Voters OK Wills Point hotel, ESD #4

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By David Kapitan

Staff Writer

Wills Point voters cleared a path for the construction of a Best Western Plus Hotel to be built in the eastern portion of the city with no property tax increase for residents.

Voters overwhelmingly supported the measure by a 283-67 margin, (80.86 percent for, 19.14 percent against).

“For several years, groups and individuals in the community have approached EDC to assist with the construction of a hotel in Wills Point,” EDC Administrator Pam Pearson said. “The search is finally over and the voters have approved the construction of a 3-story Best Western Plus Hotel at Wills Point Business Park. The EDC Board is thrilled the community is allowing sales tax dollars to fund incentives of a tourism project which will accommodate overnight guests attending events and generate additional revenue.”

Voters also backed a second proposition on the ballot, throwing their support behind the establishment of Emergency Services District #4 by a vote of 321 for (56.32 percent) to 249 against (43.68 percent).

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