Courthouse Renovation Update

Over the years, the need of additional security for the courts has drastically increased. Not only do news stories from across the nation reflect this need, but the nature of decisions made by courts demand higher security.

New County Website

Earlier this year, the commission approved funding for construction and maintenance of a new county website. We hope it serves you well by providing information and transparency.

Sales Tax on November Ballot

On November 8, 2016, Blount County Citizens will have the opportunity to vote on a 1% countywide sales and use tax. In “Part 1” of this post, I’ll explain how the revenues would be spent if voters approve the tax. In “Part 2,” I’ll explain how sales taxes work, why they’re different in each city/town, how much revenue they produce, how current revenues are allocated, ect.