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Commissioners split vote on SPLOST projects
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Mar 13, 2014 | 1705 views | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jones County commissioners voted to start the process to place the renewal of the county’s one-cent sales tax on the May 20 ballot at last week’s meeting.

Board Chairman Preston Hawkins immediately signed the paperwork for the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, which included an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Gray. For the first time, however, the vote for the SPLOST was not unanimous.

The March 3 meeting of the Board of Commissioners began with a zoning item. Zoning officer Tim Pitrowski explained the amendment to the county’s comprehensive plan pertaining to accessory buildings. He said a two-piece office trailer that was moved to Rebel Drive to be used for an accessory building brought up the issue.

Pitrowski said the text amendment applies to accessory buildings only in residential districts, not agricultural.

The amendment only allows structures that have been designed and built to be accessory buildings. Manufactured homes, all kinds of trailers, shipping containers, and boxcars would be specifically prohibited.

The vote for the amendment was unanimous.

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