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Grantville Council sets sales-tax spending


  • By Kandice Bell
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  • Jun. 18, 2017 - 6:57 AM

The Grantville City Council is moving forward with its project list and funding allocations for the proposed 2019-2024 SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax).
 
The council approved the funding and allocations earlier this week.
 
Mayor Doug Jewell held a special called meeting June 8 at city hall on Lagrange Street to get citizen input on the proposed projects.
 
“To the best of my knowledge, there were not any negative comments,” City Manager Al Grieshaber said. 
 
Project categories and allocations include:
 
Roads, streets, bridges and sidewalks with estimated costs of $1.1 million, which is 36 percentage of the budget.
 
Utility infrastructure and equipment improvements with estimated costs of $377,000, which is 12.25 percent of the budget.
 
Public building repairs and renovations; parks, recreation and culture facility improvements and public-safety equipment and improvements each have estimated costs of $338,000 and 11 percent of the budget.
 
Historic preservation facilities and improvements and downtown revitalization both have estimated costs of $288,000 and almost 9.4 percent of the budget.
 
The council also approved a resolution approving and authorizing the execution of an intergovernmental agreement with Coweta County regarding the 2019 SPLOST.
 
The current SPLOST expires in December 2018. Cowetans will go to the polls this November to decide if the sales tax for capital projects should be extended for another six years.
 
The council also approved a contract with RDJE Inc. in Newnan to complete the water main replacement on Grandma Branch and Bohannon Roads. The work will total approximately $276,000, which was the least expensive bid the city received.