The SPLOST VI committee held their first meeting earlier this month. The committee next meets on Tuesday in Locust Grove.
The general public is encouraged to attend SPLOST committee meetings. There, they can offer input about which projects the county should fund in its next SPLOST program.
About SPLOST VI and the Committee
Henry County, like most counties in Georgia, has a one-percent sales tax for capital projects. This sales tax must be renewed by voters every five to six years. Henry County voters last approved the tax, its fifth iteration, in 2019. The county plans on asking voters this November to renew it for a sixth program.
Proceeds from the sales tax, referred to as SPLOST, must be spent on capital projects. This includes park improvements, transportation projects and public safety upgrades. Projects can also include constructing or renovating county buildings and buying new vehicles.
The county has appointed a citizen committee to consider projects for SPLOST VI. The committee consists of one appointee by each county commissioner, and the county manager. They will meet seven times this winter. When finished, they will recommend a SPLOST project list to the board of commissioners. The BOC may alter or amend the list before adopting a final project list this summer. The voters will then consider whether to approve it in November.
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SPLOST VI Committee Meetings
The SPLOST VI committee next meets on Tuesday, January 23, at the Locust Grove Event Center. This meeting will discuss projects in commission district 1. District 1 represents the most-southern portion of Henry County. The committee meets generally every two weeks. Meetings are located throughout the county.
Meeting dates include the following:
- Tuesday, January 23, at 6:30 pm
District 1 – Locust Grove Event Center
- Tuesday, February 13, at 6:30 pm
District 2 – Village Center at North Henry, Fairview
- Tuesday, February 27, at 6:30 pm
District 3 – Heritage Senior Center, McDonough
- Tuesday, March 12, at 6:30 pm
District 4 – JP Moseley Recreation Center, Stockbridge
- Tuesday, March 26, at 6:30 pm
District 5 – Nash Farm Park, Hampton
- Tuesday, April 9, at 6:30 pm
Final Meeting – Henry County Admin Building, McDonough
For the latest updates on current SPLOST projects, visit our SPLOST archives.
Featured image shows a dual-lane roundabout and SPLOST VI road sign. Special photo / Sign Maker by Brendon Strowe sign.