Chamber members asked to weigh-in
The members of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce are being asked by their home office to indicate whether they favor a pair of questions for the November General Election ballot. One is whether chamber members support a one-cent sales tax increase to fund a variety of betterment projects across the county—such as new libraries and an indoor recreation and aquatic center. The various projects were recently assigned priorities by the Oconee County Council, but the chamber members are being asked to rank the projects as to the importance to them. The second question is whether they favor allowing businesses to add Sunday alcohol sales. The idea for that referenda question was initiated by a chamber task force committee and then proposed to the county council.