SPLOST Committee Elects Officers, Creates Schedule of Public Meetings
Next SPLOST Planning Committee Meeting Scheduled for April 5
The first meeting of the Henry County SPLOST IV Committee was held Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the Henry County Administration Building.
During this meeting, the committee elected Steve Cash to serve as Chairman of the Committee and Johnny Basler to serve as Vice-Chairman. The committee also worked to establish the schedule for the remaining 13 meetings, which will be evenly divided among the five districts and cities in order to make the meetings as accessible as possible for citizens to attend.
The next meeting of the SPLOST IV Committee will be held this Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Merle Manders Conference Center in Stockbridge. The remaining dates and locations for each week’s meetings are expected to be announced at that time. All SPLOST Committee meetings are open to the public, and citizens are encouraged to come and share their ideas for the SPLOST program.
Over the course of these meetings, the SPLOST IV Committee will receive this public input from the Henry County community as to what projects should be included in a SPLOST IV program. The committee will then work together to formulate accurate estimates of the cost of potential projects, as well as the projected amount of revenue that could be generated by continuing the SPLOST program. They will present their findings in a report to the Henry County Board of Commissioners, as well as recommend projects to be included on a SPLOST IV ballot initiative.
The findings of the committee will assist the Henry County Board of Commissioners in exploring the viability of calling for a voter referendum on the continuation of the SPLOST program. The Committee must meet the following benchmarks in order to have the project list to the Elections & Registration Office by September 1, 2013 for inclusion on the November ballot:
- June 20, 2013: Final Committee Meeting and Project List defined for BOC submittal
- June 30, 2013: Board of Commissioner Action on SPLOST IV Project List (60 day review by the County Attorney and Department of Justice)
The Merle Manders Conference Center is located at 111 Davis Road in Stockbridge. For more information about the SPLOST IV Committee and its meetings, please visit www.henrycounty-ga.org/splost.