The SPLOST Committee is Holding Meetings in Each City

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)

Residents have four more chances to share their feedback on potential SPLOST VI projects. The county’s committee will be holding meetings in each city during the month of May 2024.

SPLOST VI represents a one-cent local sales tax used for capital projects. Voters will consider its renewal on the November 2024 ballot.

SPLOST City Meetings

The SPLOST VI committee has four upcoming meetings — one in each city. They will include the following:

Thursday, May 9, at 6 pmStockbridge City Hall
Thursday, May 16, at 6 pmHampton Depot
Monday, May 20, at 6 pmLocust Grove Police Building
Thursday, May 23, at 6 pmMcDonough City Hall

Finally, the SPLOST VI committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, June 4, at 6:30 pm. This will be at the Henry County Admin Building in McDonough. It’s expected the committee will make their final project recommendations at such time.

Afterwards, the project list goes to the board of commissioners for their consideration. The BOC must adopt a final project list later this summer before voters can consider it. Each city will also be deciding which projects they would like to complete.

If voters approve SPLOST VI in November, then tax collections would begin on April 1, 2025.

About SPLOST VI

Henry County voters approved the current program, SPLOST V, in November 2019. The upcoming referendum would be for the county’s sixth SPLOST program. The program collects a one-percent local sales tax within Henry County. The county must then spend the funding on capital projects and road improvements. It may not go towards personnel or operations costs.

Henry County staff have estimated that SPLOST VI could collect $380 million during a five-year program or $470 million in a six-year program. The length of the program is based on whether the county and four cities enter into an intergovernmental agreement (IGA). The IGA allows the program to be six years.

Henry County and each city then receive a share of the proceeds. Presently, about 65% of the county’s population lives in unincorporated areas. The county may receive 65% of collections as a result. The exact amount is subject to negotiations between county and city officials.

Featured image shows a dual-lane roundabout and SPLOST VI road sign. Special photo / Sign Maker by Brendon Strowe sign.

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