1% commissioners to be appointed
A commission to devise a list of projects for which Oconee County could spend an additional penny of sales tax will comprise municipal residents and those who live in the unincorporated areas. County Council last night approved a resolution to establish the commission through county and municipal appointments. While the commissioners are to propose a list of worthy capital projects, for which the additional sales tax money is to be spent, it’ll be the county’s voters’ decision whether to accept the tax increase. During public comment last night, two Oconeeans told the council they are against new taxes. Another one said he thinks it’s fair for the voters to decide the issue in a referendum. After hearing that a county councilman could serve on the commission, Councilman Wayne McCall said he doesn’t think that’s fair.