The Union County Capital Project Sales Tax Committee was established in December 2019. The Union County Council is vested with the authority to appoint and legislate as set forth in Article 3, Chapter 10, Title 4 of the South Carolina Code of Laws, 1976.


The purpose of the Commission is to advise, oversee, and direct the activities and operations of the Union County Capital Project Sales Tax referendum.


The Commission consists of six (6) members.


The members of the Commission are appointed in this manner: The governing body of the county (Union County Council) must appoint three (4) members to the Committee. The municipalities in the county (City of Union, Town of Jonesville, Town of Carlisle, Town of Lockhart) must appoint three (2) member, who must be residents of the incorporated municipalities within the county, and who are selected according to SECTION 4-10-320. No compensation.


   Michelle Betenbaugh      City of Union Chair
John Gregory      Union County Council          Vice Chair
Timika Wilson Union County Council   Secretary
Dolton Williams City of Union     
Jami Trammell Union County Council  

Click the link below to download a PDF version of the Ordinance.



  • June 15, 2021– Application Deadline
  • November 2, 2021 – Go to the Polls
  • May 2022 – 1% Tax Implemented

CPST Application Information

Applications deadline is June 15th, 2021.

Only statutorily qualified entities may request funding through the CPST.  Qualified entities include county and municipal governments, special purpose districts, and, in conjunction with another qualified entity, school districts.

Entities requesting CPST funding bear the responsibility of providing reliable cost estimates and other critical information concerning their project proposals.  This Project Proposal Submission Form, will be completed to include all requested information, must accompany each project proposal submission to the CPST Committee.

Additionally, the sponsoring qualified entity must submit a letter confirming that it will: 1) own the project during the life of the CPST; 2) fund any cost overruns beyond balloted amounts, identifying specifically the source of this funding; and 3) fund ongoing operating and maintenance costs of the project after its completion, and describe the entity’s capacity to absorb such costs.