In case you were wondering, the five members of the Hall County Board of Commissioners really like today. So much so, in fact, that in Thursday's meeting they passed a motion by Commissioner Craig Lutz to honor it.
After nearly two years of fighting, mediation and mandated court "baseball" arbitration, it took Hall County and its cities just about four hours Thursday to agree on a new local option sales tax agreement.
With the possibility of losing local option sales tax revenue, Hall County and Gainesville have rushed this week to approve a new proposal for distribution of LOST revenues between the county government and its municipalities. But some Hall cities have decided not to sign off on the new agreement, which has the same distribution formula as that adopted in 2002.