Osceola County residents will have a chance to learn more about a proposed sales tax increase during a public hearing scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the County Administration building.

County officials will share information about a revenue stream that could be generated by a half penny or full penny sales tax increase.

The move comes as a possible solution to Osceola County’s myriad of transportation issues, including a need for new road construction and existing infrastructure upgrades.

Monday’s meeting follows a series of public transportation workshops held late last year that explored these issues.

A list of road construction projects and costs will also be shared at the public hearing.

If the sales tax increase moves forward, it would be up to the discretion of the board to place the measure on the 2020 ballot or hold a special election sooner for the item.