Flomaton set to approve tax

Council was set to meet Wednesday for final vote on penny hike

The Flomaton Town Council was expected to approve a 1-cent sales tax increase late Wednesday afternoon after the same body approved an ordinance Monday afternoon to implement the tax increase.

The increase will raise the sales tax in Flomaton to 11 percent with town receiving 5 percent, the state receiving 4 percent and the county receiving 2 percent.

The first reading of the ordinance passed Monday on a 5-1 vote with Mayor Dewey Bondurant, Jr., and council members Charlie Reardon, Lillian Dean, Jim Johnson and Roger Adkinson voting yes. Councilwoman Kay Wagner voted no. Since the first readin...