Discussion of tax vote dominates council meeting

By LEA RIZZO, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 8/12/17

DORA — The Walker County Commission Chairman Jerry Bishop and District 4 Commissioner Steven Aderholt made a last-minute visit to the Dora City Council meeting Thursday night ahead of the 1-cent sales tax vote on Tuesday.

Bishop and Aderholt …

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Discussion of tax vote dominates council meeting

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DORA — The Walker County Commission Chairman Jerry Bishop and District 4 Commissioner Steven Aderholt made a last-minute visit to the Dora City Council meeting Thursday night ahead of the 1-cent sales tax vote on Tuesday.

Bishop and Aderholt again spoke on how the revenue from the sales tax would be used, including payments for the county’s debt, economic development, infrastructure, fire and rescue squads and public safety.

If passed, the new sales tax act would repeal the $10 fee for motor vehicle and boat registration.

“The debt has to be paid or we’ll default,” Bishop told this at the meeting. “If we stayed where we’re at [without the tax] and cut costs, we’d have to cut costs so bad that you couldn’t operate the county.”

“Next Tuesday’s vote on this 1-cent sales tax is probably going to be one of the most important votes for the future of Walker County that has ever taken place,” Aderholt concluded.

In other business, the city council voted to send the city’s magistrate and judge to continuing education classes and to spend $200 to renew the sponsorship of a city sign on the Dora High School football scoreboard.