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County Commissioner Hale Seeking Delay In SPLOST Vote

Hale at Tuesday meeting
Hale at Tuesday meeting
Oconee County Commissioner Margaret Hale Tuesday night asked her fellow Commissioners 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 the 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.

For more on the story and the time line for the SPLOST vote, go to Oconee County Observations.

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