Lexington, SC (WLTX) - Soon residents in Lexington County could be playing a new penny sales tax.
A committee met Friday for the first time to discuss what the tax would be for. Unlike Richland County's penny sales tax that is specifically for roads and transportation, Lexington officials say this tax can be used for any Capital Improvement Project; projects like, water and sewer upgrades, constructing new buildings and other plans.
The Department of Revenue estimates that the tax could bring up to $35 million dollars a year to the county.
"It should be an education campaign to let people know that this is a capital projects penny not an infrastructure penny it could include a number of projects as for what projects can be built," said Samuel Hendrix, a member of the committee.
Currently a decision has not been made yet on to what expenses the tax would apply to. The committee will accept project requests and then submit their plan to council. It would require two votes from council to be put on the ballot in 2014.