• Proposed Capital Penny Sales Tax Referendum

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    P4P PART 3

    On Nov. 8, 2022, Sumter County voters will decide on this referendum:
    Must a special One Percent Sales And Use Tax be imposed in Sumter County (the “County”) for not more than seven (7) years, to begin when the current Capital Projects Sales Tax ends on or before April 30, 2023, to raise the amounts specified for the following purposes and in order to pay the costs (including rights-of-way acquisition and  architectural, engineering, legal, administrative costs, and related fees) of the projects described below; pending the receipt of such sales and use tax, must the County also be authorized to issue and sell, either as a single issue or as several separate issues, General Obligation Bonds (the “Bonds”) of the County in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $40,000,000.00 to be paid from the Sales And Use Tax to be received and to pledge The Sales And Use Tax to be received to the payment of the principal of and interest on the Bonds?
    [TOTAL COST OF ALL CAPITAL PROJECTS:  $107,266,500.00.]

    The maximum amount of net proceeds of the Sales And Use Tax which may be applied to the payment of the principal of and interest on the County’s General Obligation Bonds (the “Bonds”) must not exceed $50,000,000.00 (based upon expected Sales And Use Tax collections of $117,266,500.00 less administrative expenses of collection). The not-to-exceed $40,000,000.00 principal amount of Bonds to be issued shall be repaid from the net proceeds of the Sales And Use Tax which shall be pledged for the repayment of the Bonds.

    INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTERS: 

    [    ] YES, in favor of imposing the tax and issuing General Obligation Bonds

    [    ] NO, opposed to imposing the tax and issuing General Obligation Bonds

    If voters approve the referendum by a simple majority, these are the projects that would be funded:

    County Fire Trucks
    Emergency Radio Pager Upgrades - EMS/Fire/Police
    County Paving/Resurfacing
    City Fire Trucks
    Forensic Center (Sheriff)
    Stadium Road Fire Station Reconstruction
    Industrial Land Purchase (Gibbs Site)
    Black River Industrial Park Infrastructure
    Pocotaligo Industrial Park Infrastructure
    US 378 Safety Connection Project
    Intersection Safety Improvements
    Bobby Richardson Park Improvements
    South Main Street Building
    Rural Gymnatoriums
    Delaine and Dubsose Community Centers
    South Sumter Gym
    Patriot Park Expansion
    Mayesville Town Hall/Center
    Downtown Accessibility Renovations
    Museum Complex
    Swan Lake Trailhead and Accessible Playground
    Accessible Playgrounds Improvements (County-wide)
    Accessible Playgrounds Improvements (City-wide)
    Pinewood Sports Complex
    Public Services Building
    Shot Pouch Park and Greenway Trailhead Enhancement
    Downtown Parking Facility
    Airport Facility Upgrade
    CCTC Classroom Conversion
    Pinewood Area Paving
    City and County Community Sidewalks/Activity Paths
    Pinewood Area Sidewalks/Bus Shelters
    Community-wide Acquisition of Distressed Structures
    Pinewood Area Blight Removal