Stanly County Commissioners Josh Morton and Gene McIntyre broke from the previously unified ranks of the Commission in an effort to reach a compromise with Alcoa this past week. The offer, which was defeated in a 3-2 vote, would have given Alcoa's support to withdrawing 30 million gallons of water per day from the Yadkin River, provided the County with $5 million to develop infrastructure, and $250,000 per year for the next ten years for economic development. As part of the agreement, both sides would have dropped all lawsuits against the other. Voting against the offer were Tony Dennis, Lindsey Dunevant, and Jann Lowder, who is serving the remainder of her term after having been defeated in the Republican Primary earlier this spring. All parties issued statements.