Houston County E-SPLOST Passes
Houston County citizens have voted on a “General Obligation Sales Tax” for educational purposes.
The measure passed with a vote of 20,043 to 7,072.
The money raised will be used for the Houston County School District.
The work to be done will include: equipping school buildings and support facilities in the Houston County School District; adding to, constructing, renovating, furnishing, and equipping gymnasiums and athletic facilities and more.
We will have the results when all of the precincts are in.
The complete bill up for vote is listed below:
Houston County School District General Obligation Debt and Sales and Use Tax for Educational Purposes
Shall the special 1 percent sales and use tax for education currently in effect in Houston County be continued for a period of time not to exceed 20 calendar quarters and for the raising of not more than $135,000,000 for the purposes of acquiring, constructing, repairing, improving, renovating, adding to, extending, upgrading, furnishing, and equipping school buildings and support facilities in the Houston County School District useful or desirable in connection therewith, including acquiring any necessary property therefore, both real and personal, specifically including the following: (1) acquiring instructional and administrative technology equipment and materials; (2) acquiring safety, security, and fire protection equipment; (3) adding to, renovating, repairing, improving, furnishing, and equipping existing school buildings, and physical education and other buildings and facilities, including any necessary demolition; (4) adding to, constructing, renovating, furnishing, and equipping gymnasiums and athletic facilities; (5) renovations, additions, and improvements to parking and traffic access facilities, including any necessary site work; (6) acquiring, constructing, furnishing, and equipping one new elementary school; (7) acquiring buses, vehicles, and transportation equipment; and (8) paying expenses incident to accomplishing the foregoing? If continuation of the tax is approved by the voters, such vote shall also constitute approval of the issuance of general obligation debt of the Houston County School District in the principal amount of up to $30,000,000, repayable from the proceeds of the aforesaid sales and use tax, for the purpose of funding such portions of the above projects as may be acquired, constructed and equipped with the proceeds of general obligation debt.