Financial disagreements are among the strongest predictors of a divorce. It’s no mystery as to why, either. In more ways than we’d like to admit, money is power and freedom--and that’s why it’s so touchy. People get fearful when they feel that their relationship with money is challenged because it is an affront to their power and freedom. And when they feel that fear, they get angry. The Northwest Alabama Gas District (NWAGD) board, consisting of six local mayors, has been an amicable group for about the past decade. But leave it to money issues to break that peace. Member municipalities--including Hackleburg, Haleyville, Hamilton, Guin, Sulligent and Winfield--enjoy payouts from excess revenues generated by the natural gas utility when they are available, otherwise known as annual net distributable income (ANDI) funds.
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