Sunday, February 12, 2012

SPLOST Report Shows Oconee County Has Built Up Surplus from 2004 and 2009 Taxes

Courthouse Money Unspent

Oconee County was sitting on $5.7 million in unspent money collected from the 2004 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax as of June 30 of last year, according to the required report on SPLOST spending filed by the county at the end of 2011.

The county currently is spending revenue from the current SPLOST approved by voters in March of 2009, according to the report.

As of the June 30 date, however, the county had not spent any money from three categories, for Recreation, Historic and Scenic Facilities, for Fire Station Facilities and Equipment, and for Farmland Protection.