Commissioners To Hold Called Meeting On Monday On SPLOST Requests

Clerk Jane Greathouse And Chairman Melvin Davis
Clerk Jane Greathouse And Chairman Melvin Davis
Oconee County Commissioners have agreed to a called meeting on Monday to discuss funding priorities for the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum they are scheduled to take up again at their regular meeting on Tuesday night.

The goal of the Monday meeting is to get enough agreement on the priorities so the Commissioners can decide on Tuesday night to put the issue on the May 20 ballot rather than postpone the vote until November.

At last week’s meeting, Commissioners John Daniell, Margaret Hale and Jim Luke said they were not ready to decide on priorities for spending the SPLOST revenues, which they must do before they can vote on ballot language.

The meeting on Monday will begin at 5:30 p.m. rather than the usual 7 p.m. and will be held in the smaller Grand Jury Room at the courthouse in Watkinsville rather than in the Commission Chamber.

For more on the story, go to Oconee County Observations.

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