The 16 members of the advisory committee that will make recommendations for projects that could be funded from the next Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) in Whitfield County voted recently that the next SPLOST should be limited to four years.
Committee members agreed that any SPLOST projects should be non-recurring, agreeable to the voters and positively impact a substantial portion of the population.
Dalton City Council member Denise Wood will not be seeking a fourth term on the council.
The committee is made up of 16 people and two alternates: 10 representatives selected by the Whitfield County Board of Commissioners, three selected by the Dalton City Council and one each from the municipalities of Cohutta, Tunnel Hill and Varnell.
The last two men elected mayor of Dalton — current Mayor Dennis Mock and former Mayor David Pennington — have qualified to be on the ballot for the Nov. 5 municipal election for the city's top elected post.
The hot topics along with the biscuits and bacon Thursday morning were sewers, other Dalton-related capital projects, new housing developments and the push for another Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST).
It's been called one of the city's crown jewels, but at the same time, many Daltonians don't even know it exists.
The nation's top military pilots could perform daring acrobatics in the skies over the Dalton Municipal Airport next May.
The members of the Dalton City Council have agreed on the council's representatives to an advisory committee that will make recommendations for projects that could be funded by a future Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). And council members plan to vote to make their picks official when they meet on Monday at 6 p.m. in City Hall.
Qualifying will begin in a few weeks for local municipal elections that will be held on Nov. 5.