According to a county newsletter, the Citizens Project Selection committee has been formed as a result of a public meeting on Aug. 26.
The purpose of that meeting was to select members and alternates to represent six major interest groups: homeowners (one from each of the four commission districts), the business community, environmental stakeholders, schools, civic organizations, and senior citizens.
The peer-selected members of the committee are:
District 1 homeowner: Marlin Knapp and Billy Wise
District 2 homeowner: Scott Hilton and Jim Kwater
District 3 homeowner: Jerry Oberholtzer and Greg Cantrell
District 4 homeowner: Renee Byrd-Lewis and Jody Everette
Business Community: Laurie McClain and Glenn Park
Civic Organizations: Emory Morsberger and Jacqueline Fraizer
Environmental Community: Art Sheldon and Mike Tuller
Schools: Alan Kaplan and Daniel Jardine
Seniors: Davida Baker and John Winters.
The Board of Commissioners has called for the Nov. 5 vote to renew the 1 percent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. The current tax expires at the end of March 2014.
County and cities leaders have said they intend to use most of the monies gained from a new SPLOST for transportation projects. There also would be funding for other projects in public safety, parks, libraries, and senior facilities.
Questions should be directed to 770-822-7400.
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