After negotiating for approximately three hours on Thursday evening, the Banks County Board of Commissioners and the mayors of the cities of Alto, Baldwin, Gillsville, Lula and Maysville came to an agreement on how the local option sales tax (LOST) revenue would be distributed.
The meeting, held at the request of Maysville City Council member Kathleen Bush, opened with the BOC proposing to receive 85 percent of the revenues and the cities splitting the remaining 15 percent. The cities opened with an offer of 80.5 percent for the county.
By the time the meeting was finished, the county agreed to 83.25 percent with the cities, including Homer, splitting 16.75 percent.
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