SPLOST VI Meeting Set For Monday Morning

Preparations are underway for the first joint meeting between the county and its municipalities on SPLOST VI.

Officials from Stephens County and the cities of Toccoa, Avalon, and Martin are scheduled to meet Monday at 9 a.m. at the historic county courthouse for the joint SPLOST meeting.

During Monday’s meeting, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers is expected to provide an official projection on how much money Stephens County would collect during SPLOST VI if voters approve it.

This is not scheduled to be the only joint meeting for SPLOST discussions.

According to the SPLOST timeline provided by the county, additional joint meetings on SPLOST VI are currently expected to take place over the months of May, June, and July.

The SPLOST VI referendum is expected to go before voters this November.

If the county’s voters approve it, SPLOST VI would begin on July 1, 2014, right after the end of the current SPLOST on June 30, 2014.

SPLOST, or Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, is a one-cent sales tax that goes towards special projects as laid by local governments in the SPLOST referendum.