The Banks County Board of Commissioners has approved its Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax resolution. The resolution, which would continue the current one-cent sales tax in the county, will be voted on in the March 1 election.
The board approved the resolution to be placed on the ballot at its Nov. 23 meeting. The board estimates the SPLOST would generate $15 million, with $12.637 million being spent at the county level and the rest split between the cities. The resolution also describes how the county would use SPLOST money.
Revenues for “level two" projects, which benefit the whole county, are estimated at $2.6 million. The largest part of that is for multipurpose sports field, maintenance building and equipment ($975,000), followed by senior center ($600,000) and public safety facilities and equipment ($500,000). Revenues would also be used on horse arena improvements, new and refurbished med units and remodeling the EMS offices.
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