During a special meeting on Monday night, members of the assembly passed a motion declaring the period of October 1, 2016, through March 31, 2017, as a “Sales Tax Holiday.” This ordinance is only applicable to retail sales.

“Each cycle this is actually brand new. I know that it seems repetitive. But it’s a new thing. I hope we are clear that this is only retails sales,” said Finance Committee Chair Dan Henry via phone.