Chattahoochee County voters say yes to renewing SPLOST

lgierer@ledger-enquirer.comMay 21, 2014 

Voters in Chattahoochee County chose to renew the county's Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax and did so by a wide margin.

Voting yes on Tuesday were 249 voters. Voting no were 73.

The sales tax will remain at 8 percent.

County manager Thomas Weaver call it a big win for the people in the county. He said much needed work will get done without property taxes being affected or the government having to go into the general fund.

He said the SPLOST has been in place for about 9 years. The sale tax will remain at 8 percent.

"There won't be an additional tax. Everything remains the same," said Weaver.

The county plans to raise $5 million over five years.

The Unified Government of Cusseta-Chattahoochee County wants to spend $1 million of the SPLOST revenue to retire debt; $1 million on roads and bridges, $1 million on buildings and grounds, $1 million on water and wastewater improvement and $500,000 each on vehicles and gear for the sheriff and fire departments, and on fleet vehicles and heavy equipment.

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