Regular October meeting of the Hart County Property Owners' Association was held on the 15th.  It was a lively meeting with varying points of view expressed.


THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF THE MEETING.


The mission of HCPOA is to keep you, our members informed on important issues within the County and to help resolve relevant problems as they arise.  To that end, the Board has unanimously voted to oppose the proposed ESPLOST initiative of the Hart County School System.  Our goal in the meeting was to provide you with information regarding the five proposed amendments and the three referenda, one of which is the SPLOST that will appear on the ballot.  You will not find this material anywhere else as it is the result of extensive research into publications on the amendments and the actions of the school system.
BE SURE TO VOTE.  EARLY VOTING IS UNDERWAY NOW. 


Amendment 1 - Creates the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund to protect water quality, wildlife habitat, and parks.
RECOMMENDATION.  NO


Amendment 2 - Creates a state-wide business court to lower costs, enhance efficiency, and promote predictable judicial outcomes.
RECOMMENDATION NO


Amendment 3 -  Encourages the conservation, sustainability and longevity of Georgia's working forests through tax subclassifications and grants.
RECOMMENDATION NO


Amendment 4 - Provides rights for victims of crime in the judicial process.
RECOMMENDATION YES


Amendment 5 - Authorizes fair allocation of sales tax proceeds to county and city school districts.
RECOMMENDATION NO


Referenda A - provides for a homestead exemption for residents of certain municipal corporations.
RECOMMENDATION YES


Referenda B - Provides a tax exemption of certain homes for the mentally disabled.
RECOMMENDATION NO


Continuation Special Purpose Local Option Education Sales Tax. 
RECOMMENDATION NO

Hope to see you at our next regular meeting on January 21, 2019.