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SPLOST The unpopularity of property taxes and the simplicity and perceived fairness of sales taxes has made Special Purpose Local Option Sales Taxes (SPLOST) a popular method of financing needed Capital Projects in Georgia. In 1985 the State Legislature authorized counties to hold referendums for the approval of an additional 1% sales tax for funding Special Purposes. These Special Purposes were originally only for roads, streets and bridges with collection limited to 4 years.

Economic Development • Pecan Grove Industrial Park, Across From Southwest Georgia Regional Airport • Parkway Centre Industrial Park, Across From P&G • Industrial Speculative Buildings • Economic Development Projects

Site at Pecan Grove Industrial Park


Preservation & Building Improvements • Mental Health Facility &

• Jail Facility Improvements

Improvements

• Health Department Facility • Conference Center

• New Public Works Administration

Facility

• Southwest Georgia Regional Airport

• Government Center Building &

Improvements

Improvements

• Transit System Improvements

• Downtown Improvements

• City Owned Facility Improvements

• Superior Court Renovations

• Senior Center Improvements

• Water & Sewer Extensions

• Chamber of Commerce

• Storm Drainage Improvements • Riverfront Resource Center

Improvements

• Judicial Building Improvements • Central Square Complex

Improvements

• East Broad Underpass

Beautification

• Public Health Building

• Public Works Maintenance Crew Support Facility • Facilities Management Warehouse

Improvements & Equipment

Improvements

• Library System Improvements • Judicial Building Improvements

Southwest Georgia Regional Airport


Public Safety • Jail Facility & Improvements • City Street Lighting • EMS West Station • City Fire Station Equipment & Improvements • County Fire Station Equipment & Improvements • Community Policing Centers • Emergency Operations Center • City Traffic Safety Projects • City Law Enforcement Center • Public Safety Facility (DMVS) • Animal Control Shelter • EMS SE Station • EMS Headquarters Facility • County Police Building Improvements • Fire Department Improvements

Dougherty County EMS Headquarters

Fire Training Facility


Recreation & Attractions • Chehaw Park Improvements • Thronateeska Heritage Center • Mt. Zion Civil Rights Museum • Riverfront Park • Hugh Mills Stadium Improvements • Recreation Improvements, Including City Golf Course

Clubhouse First Tee Program

• Civic Center Improvements • Gordon Park Rehab (Recreation) • Jackson Heights Rehab (Recreation) • Improvements to Baldwin Park, Carver Park, Grove Park,

Heath Park, International Ball Park, Tift Park & Turner Landing Park (Recreation)

• Paul Eames Park Improvements • Ray Charles Plaza • Radium Springs Improvements • Mule Barn Preservation • Flint River Center Improvements • Tennis Center Facility • County Parks Improvements • Flint RiverQuarium Improvements


Technology • Recycling Equipment • Geographic Information System • Government Center Debt Retirement • City Debt Retirement • Northwest Library Relocation & Library System Improvements • Information Technology Equipment Software • Criminal Justice Information System • Election Equipment • Information System Hardware Upgrade • Library System Improvements


Transportation & Infrastructure • New Paving

• Holloway Basin Storm Drainage

• Resurfacing

• Traffic Signals

• Sreet Lighting

• County Road Improvements

• Side Walks • Intersection Signalization

Improvements

• County Sewer Extensions • County Road Projects

• City Street Projects

• County Water Extensions

• City Alley Projects

• Gillionville Road Widening Project

• City Traffic Safety Projects

• Greenspace Acquisitions

• City Sidewalks & Street Projects

• Storm Drainage Improvements

• Central Square Development

• Landfill Improvements • Storm Drainage Improvements


SPLOST HISTORY SPLOST I Referendum approved August 6, 1985. Collection period from January 1, 1986 through December 31, 1989. Restricted to four years and to be used only for roads, streets, and bridges. One percent sales tax + Interest = $56,340,740 collected SPLOST II Referendum approved October 12, 1989. Collection period from January 1, 1990 through December 31, 1994. State law expanded to 5 years and can also include Capital Improvements. One percent sales tax + Interest = $67,266,701 collected SPLOST III Referendum approved November 9, 1994. Collection period from April 1, 1995 through March 31, 2000. State law expanded to include Community projects. One percent sales tax + Interest = $84,685,585 collected SPLOST IV Referendum approved November 2, 1999. Collection period from April 1, 2000 through March 31, 2005. State law expanded to include Debt Retirement. One percent sales tax + Interest = $86,832,831 collected SPLOST V Referendum approved November 2, 2004. Collection period from April 1, 2005 through March 31, 2011. State law expanded to include Cities and to go 6 years with an Agreement. City and County approved Agreement with 62/38 % split. One percent sales tax + Interest = $93,634,526 collected SPLOST VI Referendum approved November 2, 2010. Collection period from April 1, 2011 through March 31, 2017. City and County approved Agreement with 64/36 % split. One percent sales tax + Interest = $67,510,423 collected *as of April 2015* SPLOST VII Potential Referendum to be held November 7, 2016. Potential collection period from April 1, 2017 through March 31, 2023.

SPLOST in review  

A report on community projects in Albany-Dougherty County

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