Tuesday Apr 30
County manager to deliver sales tax resolution
Watauga County Manager Deron Geouque plans to hand-deliver a resolution to the N.C. Department of Revenue today requesting a change in the county's sales tax distribution method.
Town-county conflict at impasse
Watauga County and the town of Boone appear to be deadlocked. For a third time, the Boone Town Council has requested a private mediation session to try to reach a compromise on the town's contentious multi-family housing regulations and the county's threat to change the sales tax distribution method in response.
Boone re-extends mediation...
Boone Mayor Loretta Clawson and the Boone Town Council on Tuesday re-extended an offer to engage in mediation with the Watauga County Board of Commissioners following a two-hour closed session meeting about the county's actions against the town.
Commissioners split on tax...
The town councils of Beech Mountain, Blowing Rock and Seven Devils unanimously passed resolutions Tuesday supporting a proposal by certain county commissioners to change the sales tax distribution method.
Sales tax change could boost town coffers
One town's loss is another town's gain. The Blowing Rock Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to support a resolution changing the way Watauga County allocates its sales tax revenue.