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Oconee County Reports Surplus For 2004 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax and Spending From 2009 Tax

Oconee County has $4.7 million in unspent revenue from the 2004 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax of 2004 according to the required annual report published Thursday.

Oconee County has $4.7 million in unspent revenue from the 2004 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax of 2004, which expired at the end of 2009, according to the required annual report on SPLOST spending published in Thursday’s edition of The Oconee Enterprise.

The report also shows that the county has spent about a third of the projected revenue from the 2009 SPLOST, which started in calendar year 2010 and will run for six years, ending in December of 2016.

The report is for spending ending June 30, 2012, or 18 months (one quarter) into the 72-month tax.

The county has spent $3.1 million of the $3.2 million allocated to upgrade the emergency communication system. It has spent nothing from the $1.1 million allocated for recreational, historic and scenic facilities.

The county has spent only $14,800 from the $6.9 million allocated for water and sewer projects.

The Board of Education also filed it Education Local Option Sales Tax report, showing more than $10 million in unspent funds from the 2006 tax approved by voters.

For details on the reports, go to Oconee County Observations. 

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