Saying there has been tension between the Newton County Commissioners and the Newton County Council the past few years would be an understatement.
That tension seemed to be only mounting the past few weeks and it may have reached its peak Friday as the commissioners by a 2-1 vote decided to create a special fund for the redevelopment commission in case a portion of fees collected from the landfill are redirected there.
Commissioners Tim Drenth and Mickey Read voted to create the fund, while Kyle Conrad voted no.
On March 16, the commissioners voted to ask the council to create the fund. The following day, the council took no action on the request after a lengthy discussion.