Council Chairman Johnny Jeffcoat made it clear before the vote that Council was not voting to impose a sales tax on Lexington County.
“What we are doing is allowing the voters to decide,” he said. “If you don’t want it, vote no. If you want it, vote yes.”
Other council members reiterated the point that their vote did not mean they favored the tax.
Jeffcoat did emphasize that the county does not have the resources to fund needed road improvements. The state is not providing the help needed for roads as they have in the past. He said he has been advised that “it would take 135 years” to pay for needed road improvements with existing resources.
Eight of the county’s nine council members voted in favor of the measures. Councilman Bill Banning was absent from the meeting because of health reasons, according to Jeffcoat.
A list of the projects to be funded by the tax will appear on the ballot. Voters can also find them online.
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Accepting Applications for Shakespeare’s Kidz!
Students ages 10-16 are invited to join South Carolina Shakespeare’s new youth company, with classes running September 20th-December 11th followed by a final performance. Contact Katie Mixon with questions about scholarships and applications: PKatieMixon@gmail.com.
Make Your Own Beer and Wine!
Come get started on your “liquid hobby” and help us celebrate our 46th year in the Columbia area. Bet Mar Liquid Hobby Shop: 736 St. Andrews Road.
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