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Butcher nails it on TSPLOST


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Nov. 15, 2019 - 1:34 PM

Mr. Butcher's column in the November 13 NTH nailed "it."

However, there was no mention of the dog park - would love to see the final cost on that one - and no mention of the Taj Mahal fire station on the by-pass - the top floor just for eye appeal?

How many roads would these funds cover? Sprayberry Road would be high on the list to transport "Fido."

I was suspicious of TSPLOST when the city and county joined forces and they can't join together on lot sizes for homes.

It will be interesting to see who picks up the tab for Old Atlanta Hwy. improvements that will be the thoroughfare for the newly annexed property into the city between Hwy. 29 and Old Atlanta.

Isn't it time for impact fees on developers, who benefit the most, to cover road improvements for access to all the high-density houses and apartments rather than tax incentives?

I have been retired 24 years and I voted for the first SPLOST before that and it was a five-year tax increase that goes on and on. Fool me once!

The city of Newnan lost part of its conscience when Bob Coggin left. Hang in there, George.

Pat Craven

Newnan