Motions Brought Forward, But Little Talk On Penny Tax

Not much talk at council meeting about Penny tax.

Richland County, SC (WLTX) - Richland County Council met Tuesday for special called meeting.

The agenda included a motion on reforming the county's penny tax program. The recent state audit of the county's penny tax program found possible corruption and fraud on how the money was spent.

Councilman Seth Rose proposed motions to be taken up and discussed. Council decided that the Transportation Committee will first look at the motions before council discusses them during public session.

The motion included the renaming of the Transportation Advisory Committee, the ability to reorder the prioritization of the projects list and quarterly reports and presentations given to council as well as others.

"There's been issues raised in the Department of Revenue's Audit and I wanted to correct them going forward. We need to put the public at ease. There's a lot of years left in this program and we need to make sure that every cent that is collected is done properly, used properly and  it goes toward penny projects," Rose said.

During the meeting Councilman Torrey Rush was re-elected to as Chairman and Councilman Greg Pearce was re-elected as Vice Chairman.

For the full agenda of Tuesday's meeting click here.


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