From the Town of Boone:
April 12, 2013. The Town has received the unwelcome news that the County has rejected their invitation to participate in a mediation to try to resolve the County’s threat to sue the Town. We are very disappointed. Although the County says it is relying on the opinion of the County Attorney, we think it is ironic that mediation in parallel closed sessions was exactly the way the Town and County settled their differences over the landfill when Stacy Eggers, Jr. was County Attorney. The Town disagrees with the County’s legal analysis. We hope the County will reconsider and that the Commissioners will also reconsider their threat of legal action and the change in the sales tax.
To see County’s response, click here: https://www.hcpress.com/?p=62693.
To see much more background, where Watauga County Chair Nathan Miller and Boone Town Council Member Andy Ball both cry foul, click here: https://www.hcpress.com/?p=62665.