It is very odd the way that "Growth" is always used as a justification for more taxes. Growth PRODUCES more revenue but MORE never seems to be enough.
However, the Wilson County Commission seems to be intent on killing future growth and will vote tonight on a new $1,000 per house lot tax.
"The growth is a big cause of our (financial) problem right now," said County Commissioner Bernie Ash, the sponsor of the resolution creating the development tax.
Good luck to the County Commission, if they are "successful" Wilson County will be just another slow growth county.