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Liquor and SPLOST Will Be on the Oconee County Ballot in November

Photo Credit: Lee Becker

Jimmie Daniell Road at McNutt Creek.

The Oconee County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday night to put both a 1 percent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum and a referendum on liquor by the drink in restaurants on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Commissioners also denied a request for a cell tower on McRees Mill Road in the rural area of the county south of Barnett Shoals Road and postponed action on three agreements with the Georgia Department of Transportation on road projects on Daniells Bridge Road and Jimmy Daniell Road.

The Board voted to approve a change in the work order to increase by $340,500 payments to Moreland Altobelli Associates Inc. of Norcross for work on the second phase of the Mars Hill Road widening project and to postpone action on a new loan for the Hard Labor Creek Regional Reservoir in Walton County.

The vote on the SPLOST referendum was unanimous, while the vote on the liquor-by-the-drink referendum was 2-1.

For more, visit Oconee County Observations.