Housing project strains town-county relationship

After the umpteenth failed compromise on affordable housing, the fate of a controversial project isn’t the only thing in limbo — the very bond between the town and county also seems to be fraying.

The latest meeting on 440 W. Kelly, like the previous five, yielded no progress Monday. What’s more, by the end, several town councilors and county commissioners began to openly question the viability of their relationship.

“This smells of flirting with divorce,” Commissioner Mark Barron said, forecasting the potential dissolution of the joint housing department the town and county run together.

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Posted by Stefani
Oct 9, 2019