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Scottsboro council to discuss payment to revenue dept.

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An error in the Jackson County Revenue Commissioner's Office has the office asking some towns in the county to pay back more than $230,000. An error in the Jackson County Revenue Commissioner's Office has the office asking some towns in the county to pay back more than $230,000.
SCOTTSBORO, AL (WAFF) -

The city of Scottsboro will consider paying back more than $180,000 to the county that the revenue department mistakenly overpaid to them.

In all, there were 13 municipalities that were overpaid, but Scottsboro, by far, received the bulk of the overpayment.

The Scottsboro city council will meet Monday at 6 p.m. to discuss paying the overpayment back to the county revenue department.

Revenue Commissioner Ron Crawford said an error was made in putting in percentages into the systems computer, which caused the overpayment.

It was discovered during a recent two year state audit.

Since that time, 12 of the 13 municipalities have paid their portion back to the county for the error that totaled more than $220,000.

Mayor Melton Potter said the city's portion is broken up into three.  A third will come from a bond fund, a third from the city's school board, and the remaining will come from the city's general fund.

Potter believes increased sales taxes should be able to cover the estimated payback of more than $60,000.

The school board must also approve their portion of the payback.

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