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01/22/03

Commission Meets on Penny Sales Tax

Chatham County residents will be voting on an issue near and dear to their wallets: whether or not to continue the penny sales tax. Each municipality splits the tax money with the county. This morning, county commissioners held a special meeting to decide which projects will be placed on March's ballot. One of the biggest problems is the amount of money Savannah is slated to receive.

"I think that's going to be the biggest sticking point, when someone wants to add something they're going to take it away immediately from the City of Savannah," Chairman Billy Hair said.

The county commission has to pick the projects by mid-February. The special election is on March 18.

Reported by: Kim Angelastro, kangelastro@wtoc.com

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