The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a town hall meeting Thursday, April 12, at 6 p.m. as the next step in discussions regarding the proposed continuation of the county’s SPLOST penny sales tax.
SPLOST stands for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. It is a special one percent voter-approved sales and use tax in Forsyth County for a specified period of time (up to six years), raising an estimated amount of revenue for designated programs or named capital items. The sales tax has been in place in the county since 1987, when it was first approved by Forsyth County voters. Forsyth County voters have subsequently approved six referendums continuing the program. Previous SPLOST programs have funded road improvement projects, parks, fire stations and apparatus, libraries and the county’s new courthouse, jail and parking facilities.
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners is currently discussing plans to schedule an eighth SPLOST referendum to be voted on in November 2018.
The purpose of the town hall meeting will be for the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners to hear from the public regarding SPLOST VIII and to review potential projects being considered for funding by the proposed continuation of the SPLOST program. A list of projects under consideration for SPLOST funding was collected from residents through 10 public input meetings held earlier this year and an online survey.
The town hall meeting will be held Thursday, April 12, at 6 p.m. at the Forsyth County Administration Building located at 110 E. Main Street in Cumming (Suite 220).