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.
Amendment 2 - Creates a state-wide business court to lower costs, enhance efficiency, and promote predictable judicial outcomes.
Amendment 3 - Encourages the conservation, sustainability and longevity of Georgia's working forests through tax subclassifications and grants.
Amendment 4 - Provides rights for victims of crime in the judicial process.
Amendment 5 - Authorizes fair allocation of sales tax proceeds to county and city school districts.
Referenda A - provides for a homestead exemption for residents of certain municipal corporations.
Referenda B - Provides a tax exemption of certain homes for the mentally disabled.
Continuation Special Purpose Local Option Education Sales Tax.
Hope to see you at our next regular meeting on January 21, 2019.