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The Laurens County Capital Project Sales Tax Commission 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.


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


The Commission consists of six (6) members.


The members of the Commission are appointed is this manor: The governing body of the county (Laurens County Council) must appoint three (3) members of the commission. 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 incorporated municipalities within the county, and who are selected according to SECTION 4-10-320. No compensation.


Walter HughesCity of ClintonChair
Sharon BrownleeCity of LaurensVice-Chair
George AustinLC CouncilSecretary
Bobby SmithLC CouncilCommunications
John IrwinLC CouncilMember at Large
Scott CookTown of Gray CourtMember at Large


  • April 28, 2020 – Application Deadline
  • November 3, 2020 – Go to the Polls
  • May 2021 – 1% Tax Implemented

CPST Application Information

Applications deadline is April 28, 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, completed to include all requested information, must accompany each project proposal submission to the CPST Commission.  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, describing the entity’s capacity to absorb such costs.

Agendas, Minutes, and Documents

DateLocationDocumentsDocument Type
February 18, 2020 / 5:30 PMChamber of CommerceAgendaAdobe PDF
February 4, 2020 / 6:00 PMChamber of CommerceAgenda
Adobe PDF
January 20, 2020MinutesAdobe PDF
January 7, 2020AgendaAdobe PDF