The City of Nicholson has paid back some of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) 5 revenue that the town misused.
The SPLOST 5 Review Committee recently received documentation supporting the payment of $12,988.50 for Christmas décor and a digital camera. The payment came out of the general fund and went into the city’s SPLOST account.
But the $10,607 related to the paving of James Maxwell Road had not been paid back to the city’s SPLOST account as of a Dec. 2, SPLOST review committee meeting.
The committee discussed following-up with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and/or district attorney Brad Smith to get an update before additional action is taken.
“I think we need to find out what is going on with Nicholson,” committee member Elton Collins said. “We don’t need to let it die on the vine so to speak.”