Commissioners postpone T-SPLOST vote; no timetable for referendum

Henry County commissioners were faced with a tight deadline to make the November ballot when they opted on June 10 to pursue a transportation SPLOST referendum. Following the cancellation of a joint meeting with the four cities to discuss the program and ongoing limitations to in-person meetings due to COVID-19, the board voted on Tuesday... Continue Reading →

BOC approves SPLOST IV allocation

County commissioners have approved the allocation for $19.8 million in SPLOST IV funds that were collected over and above the original projected budget. The funds are in addition to the $142.5 million first estimated to be collected for Henry County through the program. The SPLOST IV program was approved by voters in November 2013. A... Continue Reading →

County selects Aquatic Center consultant

Henry County has taken an early step towards the future aquatic center by hiring an aquatic consultant to guide the design and construction process. The contract is below $50,000 and therefore did not require board approval. Bob McCallister LLC was selected for the services at a cost of $49,000. McCallister was the Aquatics Manager for... Continue Reading →

Commissioners to ask voters for T-SPLOST in November

Henry County commissioners have approved a plan to ask voters to raise the local sales tax in November through a transportation SPLOST. The decision came unexpectedly during a called workshop meeting on June 10. The exact amount of the increase is dependent if Henry County can agree to an intergovernmental agreement with the four municipalities—an... Continue Reading →

SPLOST projects accepting bids and proposals

Site demolition started this year for the future Fairview public safety campus. (special photo) Despite the ongoing pandemic and questions about reduced sales tax collections, several SPLOST projects are continuing to advance. Henry County’s purchasing department has three projects posted for June or July closing dates and accepted submissions in May for two requests for... Continue Reading →

Final SPLOST IV receipts available

SPLOST IV ended collections on March 31, 2020. (staff photo) Henry County voters approved SPLOST IV in November 2013. The program collected a one-cent local sales tax from April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2020. Henry County and the four cities agreed to split SPLOST IV collections 75% to the county and 25% to the... Continue Reading →

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