April 4, 2013. Watauga County officials have responded to the Town of Boone’s request for a mediation meeting. Town of Boone sent out a letter on Tuesday to reach an agreement with the old high school property and potential sales-tax redistribution. Here’s Watauga’s response to the recent letter:
The Honorable Loretta Clawson and Town Council:
The County is in receipt of your letter dated April 2, 2013, requesting a meeting with the Board of Commissioners for April 17th or 22nd at 4:00 PM. Due to scheduling conflicts and the potential visit by the Governor the proposed dates of April 17th or 22nd will not work for the Board of Commissioners. Therefore, the County would propose April 11th or April 12th at 4:30 PM for alternate dates for the Town’s consideration. Further, the County would recommend the agricultural extension building as the location for the meeting.
The County welcomes the opportunity for an open dialogue with the Town to facilitate a mutually beneficial agreement for all of the citizens of Watauga County. Please confirm one of the proposed dates so that appropriate planning, notifications, and arrangements can be made.
Thank you for your prompt assistance and attention to this most important matter. We look forward to your response.
Deron T. Geouque