Inter-local funding agreement with Johnson City passes among Washington County Commissioners


South Side Elementary in Johnson City is also slated for expansion.

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (WJHL) — Washington County Commissioners passed an inter-local funding agreement between Washington County and Johnson City that sums at $12.5 million over the course of 25 years.

The agreement involves funding for four Johnson City elementary schools, including Woodland, South Side, Lake Ridge, and Town Acres.

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One county commissioner, Mike Ford, spoke against the resolution

“Fair is fair, right is right, and wrong is wrong, I don’t think the way we’re going about it is right. At a 1 percent growth rate, we’re going to have to curtail somewhere; somebody’s going to have to stop spending. Bottom line is this: we’re going to have a tax increase,” he said.

The measure passed with 10 voting yes, 4 voting no, and 1 absent.

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