Jones County’s Board of Commissioners have started meeting to discuss the needs for the one-cent sales tax collections, which is expected to total $12 million with approximately $9 million of that earmarked for county projects.
The City of Gray will receive a share of the sales tax proceeds, and the amount of that share is also under negotiations.
The election for the SPLOST renewal is anticipated to take place in May, and it is required that the capital projects funded by the sales tax be listed on the ballot.
The Jan. 9 meeting consisted of a small group of stakeholders in Jones County’s animal control, including the county’s animal control manager, Jennifer Giddens, and two local veterinarians.
Commissioner Jonathan Pitts is the chairman of the county committee and started the meeting with a statement that the North Gray Bypass, which is expected to start construction later this year, will create a need for a new building.
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