The Beaufort County Council voted unanimously in February to form
a Capital Project Sales Tax Commission.
Along with Beaufort County residents' input, the six member
commission will compile a list of Capital Improvement Projects that need to be
completed throughout the county.
After an initial meeting, several public hearings will be
scheduled allowing the public to weigh in on what projects they believe are
After the list of projects is made, an ordinance will be drafted
and sent to the County Council, and if the ordinance is adopted, it will appear
on the November ballot.
Beaufort County taxpayers will then vote whether to approve the
sales tax for the specific projects.
The appointed members are Mike Covert of Bluffton, Craig Forrest
of Sun City, Scott Graber of Port Royal, Scott Richardson of Hilton Head
Island, Jeffery Robinowich of Bluffton and Bill Robinson of Beaufort.
The first meeting is scheduled for April 10 at 5 p.m. in Beaufort
County Council Chambers at 100 Ribaut Road.
The public is invited to the first meeting, and they can also
watch the meetings live on The County Channel or online at www.bcgov.net.