published Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Hullander tells commission he is suing over tax collections


by Dan Whisenhunt

Hamilton County Trustee Bill Hullander announced this morning that the county has filed a lawsuit against the owners of Comfort Suites on Williams Street in Chattanooga.

The hotel owes $174,756 in hotel motel taxes and has been delinquent since 2008, he said.

Hullander said the county filed the lawsuit to recover the money last week.

The county is also in the process of collecting back taxes on the Delta Queen on the Tennessee River and Town & Country Inn on East 23rd Street.

The Delta Queen owes $40,000 from April to July 2010, and Town & Country Inn owes $10,000 from September 2010 through January 2011.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

about Dan Whisenhunt...

Dan Whisenhunt covers Hamilton County government for the Times Free Press. A native of Mobile, Ala., Dan earned a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Alabama. He won first place for best in-depth news coverage in the 2010 Alabama Press Association contest; the FOI-First Amendment Award in the 2007 Alabama Press Association contest; first place for best public service story in the Alabama AP Managing Editors contest in 2009 for economic coverage; and ...

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