Rest Haven sounds like paradise. But with only an estimated 66 people living in the town that straddles the Hall and Gwinnett county lines, it also appears easy to forget.
So it was when Hall County government and local municipalities laid out plans for how to divvy up a projected $158 million in special purpose local option sales tax revenue over the next five years.
Rest Haven was left out of the talks, but road repair needs have prompted officials to reconsider.
The town will receive $22,555 from the county’s share of revenue, a figure based on population estimates.
A few county commissioners said they would rather not cut Rest Haven in, but said it would cost more to fight them off than it would to help support road projects in the small town.