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Sales tax: Committee takes a last look at spending plan

By Jackie R. Broach
Coastal Observer

The Georgetown County Capital Project Sales Tax Commission will have a final meeting today before it takes its recommendations to County Council next week.

The commission meeting starts at 5 p.m. at the county administration building on Prince Street. Commission chairman Dan Stacy called the meeting to give the group an opportunity for a last review of the project list and referendum question it drafted.

The list includes 20 projects totaling about $40 million that would be funded with a proposed 1-cent capital projects sales tax. Dredging of Winyah Bay, preparation of a spoils site for dredging in Murrells Inlet, road improvements, a new Waccamaw Library and recreation projects are included on the list.

If council opts to move forward with the proposal after its review on Tuesday, the public will decide in a referendum in November whether the tax is implemented. Under the current proposal, the tax would be in place for eight years, beginning May 1, if approved.

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