Voting Day is here. So, what's on the SPLOST referendum?
City and county leaders are crossing their fingers that voters around Milledgeville and Baldwin County once again will approve another SPLOST referendum.
Every city/county government SPLOST vote in the past has been approved by voters.
All precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. Early Voting turnout was relatively light.
There's no "big-ticket" item on this year's SPLOST like there was back in 2017, when $10 million was set aside for a new government annex beside Carrington Woods.
County Manager Carlos Tobar recently made his pitch to voters on WMAZ/Channel 13, which can be viewed immediately below…
"Water, sewer lines, road bases, (road) resurfacing, airport improvements, public safety improvements," said Tobar.
If passed, the penny-on-the-dollar sales tax is expected to raise roughly $56 million in the next six years, with $40.5 million going to the county government and $14.5 million to the city government. However, there are plenty of joint programs.
Here's an overview:
“City and County Government” projects:
(1) public safety facilities and equipment and county-wide communication system
(2) parks and recreational facilities, equipment and improvements
(3) economic development projects including airport improvements
••• Development Authority of Milledgeville and Baldwin County industrial park improvements
••• greenway park improvements
••• Central State Redevelopment Authority improvements
••• Antebellum Capitol Museum improvements
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“County Government” projects
(1) fire protection and public safety facilities and equipment (two new fire stations across the river)
(2) public building facilities, equipment and improvements and related equipment
(3) public works infrastructure to include the expansion, renovation, upgrading and extension of water, sewer, storm drainage, and flood control facilities, road, street, sidewalk, and bridge improvements
“City Government” projects:
(1) various items of equipment and other property for public works projects, including the construction and resurfacing of public streets and roadways within the corporate limits of the City
(2) acquisition of capital improvements, various items of equipment and other property for municipal buildings and other City owned facilities
(3) acquisition of capital improvements various items of equipment and other property in furtherance of public safety, to include the City of Milledgeville Police and Fire Departments
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