Twice over the past two weeks, county officials have met to discuss the 2012 Special Purpose Local Sales Tax that will go before voters in eight months.
At a meeting Tuesday morning, there were apparently more questions raised than answers given.
CFO Rose Kisaalita told the Barrow Journal on Wednesday morning that it isn’t clear whether the new SPLOST cycle will run for five or six years.
To have a six-years cycle, there must be a state-designated “Tier 1” project being funded from the sales tax proceeds, she said. The courthouse and jail were Tier 1 projects on the 2006 SPLOST, and under consideration for that designation this time is a new health department building.
A health department building was listed for potential funding through the current SPLOST, but no money has been collected and set aside for it.