Motel revenues continued to increase in February for Williamson County's lodging operators.
As of April 2, all but two of the lodging operators had paid their February bed tax by the end of March as required by county ordinance. The county's five percent bed tax took in $42,992.47 so far compared with $40,390.74 last year.
That's up 6.4 percent from year to year. For our fiscal year which begins in July (but includes taxes collection in May), revenues year-to-date this year are up 6.2 percent or more than $42,000 over the same period last year.
Roughly another $2,000 is due from motels delinquent in either their January or February bed tax.
January figures were also up three percent over January 2006.