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Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 7:00am

County, City Fight Over Service Charges

Leaders of a newly-created city are working with DeKalb County officials to determine how much they should pay for certain county services.

Leaders of Brookhaven — which incorporated in December — say $500,000 should be enough to pay the county for police and park maintenance service for about six months.

A deal between city leaders and county officials in March initially called for Brookhaven to pay the county about $525,000 monthly for police protection, and $400,000 for 11 months of park maintenance.

In a letter to the county, city officials offered to pay $500,000 for six months of police service and nothing for help with the parks.

Officials say they'll continue negotiating, although the county is expected to finalize its midyear budget soon.