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 →

Henry County awards 2020 resurfacing package

Henry County commissioners awarded a contract on Tuesday, July 7, for the county's 2020 package of road resurfacing. In total, portions of ten roads will be resurfaced representing 6.2 miles of roadway. Pittman Construction of Conyers, GA submitted the lowest bid in the amount of $2,424,502.00. The project is funded through local maintenance improvement grant... 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 →

FY 2021 Budget available for review

The proposed Fiscal Year 2021 budget is now available for public review ahead of next week's public hearings and the board considering its adoption. FY 2021 begins on July 1, 2020. Public hearings will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 19, first at 9 am followed by a second meeting at 6:30 pm. Information on... Continue Reading →

BOC adopts small-box retailer buffer

New small-box retailers are prohibited in unincorporated Henry County in the areas hatched in blue. (staff photo) Henry County commissioners implemented a new buffer for small-box discount retailers on Tuesday morning. The board of commissioners adopted a buffer radius of five miles after previous proposals of either one or two miles. The board also increased... Continue Reading →

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