ST. GEORGE — The proposed local option sales tax and a controversy over how to spend tourism tax money will be taken up by Dorchester County Council at its meeting Monday.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the county services building, 201 Johnston St.

A referendum on the proposed 1 percent sales tax comes up for vote Nov. 5. The tax, levied on sales to reduce property taxes, has long been in place in neighboring Berkeley and Charleston counties. But anti-tax Dorchester County voters have rejected it four times, most recently in 1998.

Meanwhile, a council member last month questioned allocating nearly $10,000 in accommodations tax revenue to pay for fire prevention/electrical upgrades at the Middleton Place museum, as well as about $1,000 to Sculpture in the South, the Summerville-based arts education group dogged by funding struggles.