SPLOST VI Committee Meets on Tuesday in McDonough

Photo shows a dual-lane roundabout and overhead road sign with “Henry County SPLOST VI November 5, 2024” (special photo / Sign Maker by Brendon Stowe sign).
(special photo / Sign Maker by Brendon Stowe sign)

The SPLOST VI committee will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, February 27, in McDonough. They will meet at the Heritage Senior Center starting at 6:30 pm.

The SPLOST VI committee is charged to consider possible projects for the county’s next SPLOST program. Henry County voters will consider in November whether to renew the local sales tax.

SPLOST VI Committee in McDonough

The SPLOST VI committee will be looking at projects within commission district 3. District 3 represents the McDonough, Ola and Union Grove communities. Projects can include major road projects, intersection improvements and park upgrades, among others. Projects must be a capital expense. Routine maintenance and operating costs are ineligible.

The general public is encouraged to attend the SPLOST VI committee meetings. When there, they can provide their thoughts and suggestions on potential projects. The committee will adopt a recommended project list in April. The board of commissioners will consider it this summer before adopting a final list.

Committee Meeting Dates

After Tuesday, the SPLOST VI committee will have three meeting dates remaining. They include meetings in districts four and five. Remaining dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday, March 12, at 6:30 pm
    District 4 – JP Moseley Recreation Center, Stockbridge
  • Thursday, March 28, at 6:30 pm
    District 5 – Nash Farm Park, Hampton
  • Tuesday, April 9, at 6:30 pm
    Final Meeting – Henry County Admin Building, McDonough

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Financial Projections

Henry County staff have estimated a six-year sales tax program could generate $470 million dollars. A five-year program would collect an estimated $380 million dollars. These funds are collected through a one-percent sales tax on purchases within the county. The program length is based on the county and cities approving an intergovernmental agreement. They can ask voters for six years with an approved IGA. Otherwise, they are limited to five years.

The current program, SPLOST V, will expire in March 2025. If voters approve SPLOST VI, then the sales tax collections would continue next April.

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.

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