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Washington County Commission approves one-time funding for Boone Lake clean-up

Zach Vance, Johnson City Press • Nov 28, 2017 at 9:32 AM

Compelled by the Boone Lake Association’s request for funding to continue its lake clean-up program, Washington County commissioners voted Monday night to allocate $20,220 in one-time funding to keep the three-man crew employed.

But not all commissioners supported financing the efforts of what some have called a “homeowner’s association.”

Commissioners Pat Wolfe, Robbie McGuire and Sam Humphreys all voted no against the measure, and Commissioner Mike Ford also expressed concern about using “taxpayer dollars” to fund the crew when the association’s membership fees paid the salaries in previous years.

“If they're not willing to fund it like they've done for years and years and years, I have a problem using taxpayers’ dollars for that. Maybe I’m not seeing the full picture here,” Ford said.

For more on this story, visit the Johnson City Press.


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