Proposed Capital Penny Sales Tax Referendum

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?

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.


[    ] 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:

  1. County Fire Trucks
  2. Emergency Radio Pager Upgrades - EMS/Fire/Police
  3. County Paving/Resurfacing
  4. City Fire Trucks
  5. Forensic Center (Sheriff)
  6. Stadium Road Fire Station Reconstruction
  7. Industrial Land Purchase (Gibbs Site)
  8. Black River Industrial Park Infrastructure
  9. Pocotaligo Industrial Park Infrastructure
  10. US 378 Safety Connection Project
  11. Intersection Safety Improvements
  12. Bobby Richardson Park Improvements
  13. South Main Street Building
  14. Rural Gymnatoriums
  15. Delaine and Dubsose Community Centers
  16. South Sumter Gym
  17. Patriot Park Expansion
  18. Mayesville Town Hall/Center
  19. Downtown Accessibility Renovations
  20. Museum Complex
  21. Swan Lake Trailhead and Accessible Playground
  22. Accessible Playgrounds Improvements (County-wide)
  23. Accessible Playgrounds Improvements (City-wide)
  24. Pinewood Sports Complex
  25. Public Services Building
  26. Shot Pouch Park and Greenway Trailhead Enhancement
  27. Downtown Parking Facility
  28. Airport Facility Upgrade
  29. CCTC Classroom Conversion
  30. Pinewood Area Paving
  31. City and County Community Sidewalks/Activity Paths
  32. Pinewood Area Sidewalks/Bus Shelters
  33. Community-wide Acquisition of Distressed Structures
  34. Pinewood Area Blight Removal


Additional information on each project is located on Sumter County's website, click here.