Referendum idea rejected by Henry County board

The Henry County Board of Commissioners opted not to put a T-SPLOST referendum on the ballot this year.
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The Henry County Board of Commissioners opted not to put a T-SPLOST referendum on the ballot this year.

Efforts to put a T-SPLOST referendum on the ballot in Henry County this fall came up short, as a motion to do so failed at the regular August meeting of the Henry County Board of Commissioners.

The motion was made by Commissioner Bruce Holmes, who has been the most vocal proponent of putting the issue before voters and said it would be irresponsible not to let them decide. It was seconded by Commissioner Dee Clemmons but failed by a 2-4 vote.

Other members of the board cited the lack of specifics about what each district’s project priorities should be and the fact that such a move could jeopardize the future extension of the current county SPLOST which is used for transportation as well as capital projects.