HOMER – Where is line between Banks and Jackson County – and who pays taxes to which government?
The issue was raised again a couple of months ago, and officials from the counties involved can’t agree on a solution.
The problem stems from whether BIC Carwash on Highway 441 in Banks Crossing is in Banks County or Jackson County, and if it’s split then how much of the property is in each county.
Sam Moon, a member of the Banks County Board of Tax Assessors, said the counties previously had operated under a gentlemen’s agreement regarding the parcel, but noted that agreement no longer is working.
“In 2013, it is my belief that no more gentlemen exist,” Moon said.
“It’s been going on since 1897,” he said. “It comes to a head every 10 or 20 years.”