Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Speakers Support Farmland Protection, Recreation Projects, Libraries And Historic Preservation In Oconee County Forum On Tax Referendum

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Twenty-two speakers last night made their pitches to the Oconee County Board of Commissioners, arguing that the projects they favored should be funded by the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax scheduled to be on the May 20 ballot.

Many of those who spoke advocated for more than one project, with 11 speaking up for farmland protection, seven for funding for recreation projects, and five each for monies for the libraries and for historic preservation.