BlogIn the LoopNews

Oconee Commissioner Asks for SPLOST Delay

Oconee County Commissioner Margaret Hale asked her fellow commissioners Tuesday night to delay the vote on the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum from May to November, but none of them expressed any support for her request.

“I think the Board is rushing the projects to get them through,” Hale said during the section at the front of tonight’s agenda for comments from Commissioners. “I think we need to take more time and vet out these projects more.”

Commission Chairman Melvin Davis asked for other comments and, hearing none, moved quickly to an announcement of his own, thanking county employees for their work during the recent ice and snow storm.

Hale told me after the meeting she intends to continue to try to alter the schedule for the tax vote.

At the next BOC meeting on Mar. 4, the Commissioners are scheduled to vote to put the issue on the ballot at the May 20 election, the date of the statewide primaries.

For more, visit Oconee County Observations.