Henry County board hears SPLOST committee recommendations

The Henry County Board of Commissioners heard at its April 16 regular meeting the final presentation of project recommendations from its SPLOST V committee, which met 17 times over the past nine months.

The sales tax referendum is expected to be on the ballot in November, and collections will begin next April if the voters approve it. An estimated $245 million would be collected, according to projections, with 75 percent going to the county and the four cities splitting the rest. The committee recommended $51.4 million for countywide projects and $26.5 million for each commission district.

A long list of capital projects and transportation improvements will be considered for approval by the commissioners June 4, with an intergovernmental agreement with the cities done before Aug. 1 so the projects can be placed on the ballot.