City council refers Niagara Falls Hotel Association request to city staff

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A request for tax relief from the Niagara Falls Hotel Association has been referred to Niagara Falls city staff.

The association sent a request to city council asking for a concession on property tax obligations for one year, and for more time to meet those obligations.

Executive Director Doug Birrell wrote a letter explaining the precarious position hotels are in as they deal with high overhead costs, ballooning insurance, and a slow COVID-19 recovery.

Niagara Falls city council voted to refer the information to city staff for the time being.