In unfinished business, commissioners will discuss and vote on funding for the county’s annual Fourth of July fireworks display. In addition, board members will consider on second reading text amendments to the county code regarding changes to both the sliding payment scale for certain invalid building permits for new construction of dwellings and the fire district ordinances.
In new business, commissioners, who have already appointed a SPLOST steering committee, will consider approval of SPLOST projects for a possible referendum in November.
According to interim Pike County Manager Teresa Watson, there are several options to be considered.
“There are a variation on projects,” she said. “One was for a short-term SPLOST to repair the roof and gable situation on the courthouse, but that wouldn’t be a total renovation.”
While that first project under consideration would call for a short-term SPLOST, the second and third projects are much more extensive in nature, and therefore, more costly to implement.
“Another one is to combine the roof and gable work to the existing courthouse with a new judicial complex, and one would be just to fund a total renovation of the courthouse. That project would supersede the first two.”
A SPLOST referendum on the ballot in November 2009 was rejected by voters.