Public Notice for Tuesday, March 17:  In the interest of public health, we ask that you do not attend the Capital Projects Sales Tax Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 17th at 5:30 pm unless you are a member of the Commission or you have been asked to make your project presentation on this date.  We hope to continue our regular routine in the near future.  Minutes will be posted to the informational website at https://laurenscounty.us/capital-project-sales-tax/ and audio recording will be available upon request or questions may be asked through cpstcommission@gmail.com  Thank you for doing your part to help keep individuals and yourself healthy.

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History

The Laurens County Capital Project Sales Tax Committee was established in December 2019. The Laurens County Council is vested with the authority to appoint and legislate as set forth in Article 3, Chapter 10, Title 4 of the South Carolina Code of Laws, 1976.

Purpose

The purpose of the Committee is to advise, oversee, and direct the activities and operations of the Laurens County Capital Project Sales Tax referendum.

Number

The Committee consists of six (6) members.

Term

The members of the Committee are appointed in this manner: The governing body of the county (Laurens County Council) must appoint three (3) members to the Committee. The municipalities in the county (City of Clinton, City of Laurens, Town of Gray Court) must appoint three (3) members, who must be residents of the incorporated municipalities within the county, and who are selected according to SECTION 4-10-320. No compensation.

Members

APPOINTEEAPPOINT BYROLE
Walter HughesCity of ClintonChair
Sharon BrownleeCity of LaurensVice-Chair
George AustinLaurens County CouncilSecretary
Bobby SmithLaurens County CouncilCommunications
John IrwinLaurens County CouncilMember at Large
Scott CookTown of Gray CourtMember at Large

Timeline

  • April 28 May 12, 2020 – Application Deadline (Note change of date due to COVID-19)
  • November 3, 2020 – Go to the Polls
  • May 2021 – 1% Tax Implemented

CPST Application Information

Applications deadline is April 28 May 12, 2020.

Only statutorily qualified entities may request funding through the CPST.  Qualified entities include county and municipal governments, special purpose districts, and, in conjunction with another qualified entity, school districts.

Entities requesting CPST funding bear the responsibility of providing reliable cost estimates and other critical information concerning their project proposals.  This Project Proposal Submission Form, will be completed to include all requested information, must accompany each project proposal submission to the CPST Committee.

Additionally, the sponsoring qualified entity must submit a letter confirming that it will: 1) own the project during the life of the CPST; 2) fund any cost overruns beyond balloted amounts, identifying specifically the source of this funding; and 3) fund ongoing operating and maintenance costs of the project after its completion, and describe the entity’s capacity to absorb such costs.

Agendas, Minutes, and Documents

DateLocationDocumentsDocument Type
June 30, 2020 / 5: 30 PMChamber of CommerceAgendaAdobe PDF
June 1, 2020 / 5:30 PMChamber of CommerceAgendaAdobe PDF
May 26, 2020 / 5:30 PMChamber of CommerceAgenda
Minutes
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May 21, 2020 / 5:30 PMChamber of CommerceAgenda
Minutes
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May 18, 2020 / 5:30 PMChamber of CommerceAgenda
Minutes
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May 14, 2020 / 5:30 PMChamber of CommerceAgenda
Minutes
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May 12, 2020 / 5:30 PMChamber of CommerceAgenda
Minutes
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April 28, 2020 / 5:30 PMChamber of CommerceAgenda
Minutes
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April 16, 2020 / 5:30 PMChamber of CommerceAgenda
Minutes
Minutes -Revised
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March 31, 2020 / 5:30 PMChamber of CommerceAgenda
Minutes
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March 17, 2020 / 5:30 PMChamber of CommerceAgenda
Minutes
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March 3, 2020 / 5:30 PMChamber of CommerceAgenda
Minutes
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February 18, 2020 / 5:30 PMChamber of CommerceAgenda
Minutes
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February 4, 2020 / 6:00 PMChamber of CommerceAgenda
Minutes
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January 21, 2020Chamber of CommerceAgenda
Minutes
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January 7, 2020Agenda
Minutes
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