Public Meeting to Discuss Sales Tax Increase

The Colbert County Commission will hold a public meeting on August 1st to allow discussion of a proposed half-cent sales tax increase, which would be used to fund departments of education located in Colbert County.

The meeting will be held following the commission’s regular meeting, which begins at 5pm at the Colbert County Courthouse.

According to education officials, the tax could help fund new buildings for the Muscle Shoals School System and a new building for the Colbert County Board of Education that would be built beside their offices on Highway 72.

The Sheffield Board of Education says they are not interested in raising sales tax rates, and do not support the proposal.