1% public comment meeting scheduled

Oconeeans in favor or against projects to benefit from a potential penny sales tax get the chance next week to sound off in front of a panel. That panel, the county Capital Project Sales Tax Commission, is approaching a deadline to recommend which of 10 requests are voted on during this November’s referendum. A two-hour meeting is planned Thursday, March 13 for Oconeeans to tell the commissioners of their support for a particular project or projects or their opposition. The referendum, as part of this fall’s General Election, will determine whether county residents are willing to pay an extra cent of sales tax to fund projects. Among the ten applicants are the Oconee Public Library and an indoor recreation and aquatic project. In the meantime Danny Day, library board chairman, says library leaders, along with other one-cent applicants, are being asked to answer certain questions on the minds of the commissioners.