WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – A new 16.97-acre county government complex is on the horizon for White County.
The Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 Monday to purchase three parcels of land on Hwy. 129 North near Smith’s Soda Shop that will potentially house a new Tax Commissioner’s Office, courthouse, and library.
The Tax Commissioners Office is overcrowded and needs to expand. But county staff discovered that expansion on the current site is not feasible due to the bottleneck that would be created in the parking lot.
Chairman Travis Turner said the Board decided, “It would be financially more responsible to build a new building on a vacant lot and have it benefit the county for years, and not something we’re just going to put a band-aid on.”
The funding will come from the 2014 special purpose local option sales tax.