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Saturday, May 25, 2013
Boone's Politburo to Sue County? Secret Meetings Continue!
Yesterday the Watauga Democrat reported what we have been saying here for some time now. That the Boone Politburo, who have been meeting in closed session under the guise of formulating responses to a "threatened law suit by Watauga county" has, in fact, been planning their own. Now, for the first time, they are admitting as much.
The following is from Anna Oakes' article in the Watauga Democrat..CLick here for article
"The stated purpose of
the closed session discussion added to the agenda on Thursday was to consult with the town attorney
"to consider and give instructions concerning the handling or settlement of a claim or judicial
action against Watauga County."
asked if the council is considering suing the county, Councilman Andy Ball replied, "That was the
substance of the discussion last night, but I cannot provide a comment on it at this time."
It would seem that the potential loss of sales tax revenue has not depleted the town's source of lawyer fees for ridiculous litigation! The NC statutes provide the county the authority to distribute sales taxes in either of two ways....on a per capita basis, or an ad valorem basis. Some years back Watauga switched from Ad valorem to per capita which greatly benefited the town of Boone because it gave Boone credit for students who resided in dormitories. The Ad Valorem system is geared more distribute funds to taxpayers, not just students.
The State Supreme Court pretty much said it all when it affirmed the county's rights to allocate these revenues under the law. "Providing a means of allocating revenues among the
municipalities of a county is a legitimate governmental objective.
Plaintiffs have failed to allege facts sufficient, if proven, to
overcome the presumption of constitutionality.