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Flowery Branch City Council OKs sales tax agreement with Hall County
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Flowery Branch City Council members have approved an intergovernmental agreement with Hall County for participation in an upcoming sales tax referendum.

The city stands to garner up to $4.27 million in an upcoming special purpose local option sales tax, with a countywide vote on SPLOST VII set for March 17.

If approved, collections on the five-year tax will begin July 1.

While approved by council members, concern was expressed that the agreement omits the creation of a citizens’ oversight committee, as originally promised.

“I hope the county will honor their word and have a citizens’ oversight committee as we’ve been told and promised that they would,” Mayor Mike Miller said.

Also at Thursday’s meeting, council members officially set the 2015 election qualifying dates and fees; the two seats up for election are Damon Gibbs’ Post 1 seat and Mary Jones’ seat in Post 2.

Qualifying dates are Aug. 31-Sept. 2, with a fee of $144. The dates are noted on the calendar on the city’s website, www.flowerybranchga.org.

The general election is scheduled for Nov. 3.

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