FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – On Tuesday, Forsyth County residents voted to continue the $300 million, five-year education special purpose local option sales tax (ESPLOST) and city residents voted to continue the leadership of Mayor Troy Brumbalow for the next four years.
Brumbalow defeated attorney William Allen Stone III 683-204 to win a second term. Post 1 City Councilman Chad Crane and Post 2 City Councilman James Evans were on the ballot but ran unopposed.
The ESPLOST passed 8,725 to 3,832. School officials say it will allow them to continue to make payments on voter-approved bonds build a new elementary school to replace Midway and purchase land.
The Forsyth County School Board threatened to increase property taxes if voters did not approve ESPLOST.