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Watauga Again Offers Meeting with Boone PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 13:48

Watauga County Manager Deron Geouque has written Boone Town Manager Greg Young, again offering times and locations for a meeting with the town over the ‘Affordable Housing Standards’ passed by the town that would kill the sale of the old Watauga High property. Geoque’s letter, dated Tuesday, offers dates from Friday into the weekend, and contains the offer for ‘a mediator’ to take part, but again, only in an open session.  The town of Boone has been insistent that the two governing bodies meet in private with a mediator, citing threats from county commissioners to seek legal action against the town due to the financial loss.  After a number of exchanges over the past week, it would appear unlikely that the town would reply favorably, having issued a letter Monday stating that there is not enough time to reverse county action that will change the sales tax collection formula, costing the town some $2 million annually, beginning in July.




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