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Letter to the editor: SPLOST: Vote to keep us Liberty County Proud
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This election season, there will be many important items on the ballot, and on November 8 Liberty County citizens will have the opportunity to continue their support for the current Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

 As chairman of the Liberty County Board of Commissioners, I ask that you consider voting yes to continue this tax for an additional six years, a tax which has funded so many essential additions to our community.

SPLOST is a 1% sales tax that is paid on purchases within Liberty County. One of the reasons the SPLOST referendum passed in most Georgia counties is because of the tax relief it provides property owners. In addition, more than 50% of the revenue SPLOST generates comes from out-of-county visitors who make purchases in Liberty County.

SPLOST has enabled each of our local governments to finance specific capital projects, such as parks and recreational facilities, libraries, road paving and improvements, and essential emergency service vehicles.

By extending SPLOST for an additional six years, Liberty County can fund needed improvements and remain competitive with other counties in Southeast Georgia. In fact, this tax may spare property owners from potential tax increases that many would find difficult to pay.

In order to keep up with its growing demands, Liberty County needs the revenue that SPLOST generates to keep our local infrastructure in good shape while also preparing for a future where we provide necessary facilities for the families who live, play and work in Liberty County.

I strongly encourage Liberty County residents to vote yes to extend the county 1% Sales and Use Tax on the November 8 ballot.

For more information, please visit splost-2022/. 

Donald Lovette, Chairman, Liberty County Board of Commissioners

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