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County Explores Sales Tax as Leverage in Fight with Town of Boone PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Wednesday, 29 June 2011 07:38

The Town of Boone threw down the gauntlet, rejecting appointments of the County Commission for the extra territorial zoning area—even going so far as to change how those appointments come to the town, calling the appointments ‘politically motivated.’  At yesterday’s county commission meeting, Chairman Nathan Miller took up that challenge

at the close of open business "All I heard at the first intergovernmental retreat is how well the Town of Boone and the County work together.  Obviously, that doesn't seem to be the case." And he went on, "The County is not going to sit back and allow a statutory duty to be stripped away from it and granted to the town, but at this point it appears that the Town does not want to work together with us." Miller directed incomming county Manager Deron Geouque to include in their next packet, "all the relevant information as to changing the porportion of sales tax revenues, the time frame in which it is done, the amount in which anybody will get more or less," telling the Boone Town Council through the press that the county has economic muscle to press in this issue. The commissioners’ discussion went on about mitigating the damage done by the town’s action, but just where the issue will go remains to be seen.


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