White Hall hears sales tax collection proposal

Published 5:22 pm Friday, September 5, 2014

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By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal
In a brief session of White Hall Town Council, Thursday night, the council delayed consideration of a proposal from Revenue Discovery Systems to collect sales tax and administer business licenses for the town.
Yolanda Watkins of RDS said, “Our goal is to help cities gain and capture as much revenue as they possibly can as far as sales tax collection is provided.”
She also said in business license administration, “We become your business license department… the printing, the mailing, the processing of all your business licenses.
Mayor James Walker said after the council had time to review the information, they would make a decision.
Council member Ruby Dee Rudolph read a letter about a water bill being left on the porch of the town library. While she presented the mayor a copy of the letter, no action was taken.
And over a vote not to accept by Council member Joyce Barnfield, the minutes of the council’s previous regular meeting were approved.
Walker and Council members Ceodis Baker and Rudolph all voted in favor. Council members Audrey Peterson and Glenn Mallard were both absent.
In his report, Mayor Walker said he met with Ron Sparks of the Alabama Rural Development Office and is to meet with Neal Morrison about senior citizens programs available to the White Hall community.
He also said he planned to attend the Alabama Conference of Black Mayors.
Walker said he is working other things for the town, he hopes to be able to report on later.

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