Flomaton votes to increase its sales tax

Additional penny pushes total sales tax to 11 percent; new tax should generate about $174,000 per year for town

Citing falling revenue, including about a $100,000 per year drop in franchise fees from Alabama Power due to the shutdown of Air Products, the Flomaton Town Council voted Monday night to increase the local sales tax by one penny.

Councilman Jim Johnson told the council the additional penny will generate about $174,000 per year. The increase would raise the sales tax in Flomaton to 11 percent with the town receiving 5 percent, the state receiving 4 percent and county receiving 2 percent.

Flomaton will join East Brewton at a sales tax rate of 11 percent. Brewton and Atmore collect 10 percent....

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