The Winder City Council at a called meeting Thursday afternoon approved a heavily negotiated split of the next 10 years of Local Option Sales Tax proceeds. That penny sales tax helps fund the operations of all of the local governments. To avoid a court fight, the council — with the support of the other cities' mayors — agreed to this split of the monthly sales tax proceeds: Barrow County 62 percent; Winder 20.80 percent; Auburn 10.78 percent; Statham 3.55 percent; Braselton 1.60 percent; Bethlehem 0.89 percent, and Carl 0.38%. The Barrow County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to approve the agreement at its regular 7 p.m. meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 7.
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