A Special Called Meeting of the Cherokee County Commission took place on Thursday morning with the only item on the agenda being discussion of the one-cent sales tax which is due to expire in September of this year (2014).
In July of 2011 the Cherokee County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve an agreement between the Board and the County Commission, to levy a one-cent sales tax, to benefit the school system; that, in the wake of an announcement by the Board that the Career & Tech School would be closed as part of a “Reduction in Force” plan.
The tax went into effect October 1st of that year and in 2012 voters extended that tax for a period of two-years.
Now, in order to have that issue placed on the June Primary ballot for 2014, the Commission met to discuss how the tax, if extended, would be divided in the future.
Commission Chairman Kirk Day
No vote was taken during the Thursday meeting, and that issue will be on the agenda for the next regular meeting of the commission – which takes place Monday (February 10th).
At this point its unclear which of the four options will be chosen to go on the ballot. WEIS Radio spoke with each commissioner following the meeting, and we’ll have their comments throughout the weekend.
We also spoke with Commission Chairman Kirk Day
the Monday meeting of the County Commission will take place in the Administration Building in Centre, starting at 10:00am with a planning session set for 9:00.
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