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Perdue recommends $325 million bond package for university system

ATLANTA – Gov. Sonny Perdue has recommended $325 million bond package for construction projects for the University System of Georgia.

None of the projects are at Columbus State University.

Perdue, in an effort to spark the struggling economy, has proposed the state borrow $1.2 billion for statewide construction projects for the fiscal yeay 2009-10 budget. It must be approved by the General Assembly.

“This year’s bond package, totaling over $1.2 billion in new investment, will put Georgians to work and build critical infrastructure,” Perdue said in a news release. “In a time that we have trimmed our budget in other areas, we are aggressively increasing our bond package by a full twenty percent over last year. This will take advantage of low construction costs and create an estimated 20,000 new jobs in an industry that is ready to go to work.”

The proposed list is below:

Equipment for Nursing/ Health Building, Gordon College, Barnesville, Lamar County, $1.26 million Equipment for Alpharetta Academic Facility, Georgia State University/ Georgia perimeter College, Alpharetta, Fulton County, $1 million Equipment for Engineering Technology Center, Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, Cobb County, $3.69 million Design, construct and equip a new Central Utility Plant, NW Precinct, University of Georgia, Athens, Clarke County, $5.975 million Acquire and renovate Strategic Property, Darton College, Albany, Dougherty County, $1.6 million Construction of the Health Sciences Building, College of Coastal Georgia, Brunswick, Glynn County, $13.3 million Design and construction for renovations to Huntington Hall, Ohio Hall, and Isaac Miller Science Building, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, Peach County, $13.4 million Design and construction for the renovation of Historic Ennis Hall, Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, Baldwin County, $9.825 million Design and construction of Infrastructure and Utility Improvements, Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, $2 million Construction of Undergrad Learning Commons, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Fulton County, $43 million Construction of Academic Facility, Gainesville State College, Gainesville, Hall County, $31.2 million Design and construction for the Laboratory Addition to the Science Building, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Cobb County, $17.8 million Design, construct, and equip the Renovation of Georgia Hall, Middle Georgia College, Cochran, Bleckley County, $500,000 Construction of the Teacher Education Building, Macon State College, Macon, Bibb County, $20.1 million Design, construction and equipment for Historic Facility Renovations and Additions (related to four buildings) and campus wide technology improvements, North Georgia College and State University, Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, $10.4 million Design, construction, and equipment for an Addition to the marine Biology and Environmental Sciences Building, Savannah State University, Savannah, Chatham County, $2.6 million Construction of the Special Collections Library, University of Georgia, Athens, Clarke County, $26.6 million Design of an Addition to Lane Library, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Chatham County, $1.1 million Design of the Ray Charles Fine Arts Center, Albany State University, Albany, Dougherty County, $1.8 million Design of new Science Building, Clayton State University, Morrow, Clayton County, $2.1 million Design of Academic Building- Dunwoody Campus, Georgia Perimeter College, Dunwoody, DeKalb County, $2.2 million Design of new Biology Building, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Bulloch County, $2.6 million Design of new Health and Human Sciences Building, Georgia, Southwestern State University, Americus, Sumter County, $1.1 million

Design of new Nursing Building, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Carroll County, $1.4 million Design of new Health Science Building, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Lowndes County, $2.8 million Design of new Consolidated Medical Education Commons, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Richmond County, $6 million Infrastructure and renovations, University of Georgia- Griffin Campus, Griffin, Spaulding County, $800,000 Major Repairs and Rehabilitation, statewide, $70 million Equipment for R&D Infrastructure for science-based economic development, Georgia Research Alliance, statewide, $10 million Design and renovation of a building for the Rockmart Library, Rockmart, Polk County, $1.8 million Design and construct DeKalb County Central Library and processing Center, Decatur, DeKalb County, $2 million Design and renovation of the R.T. Jones Memorial Library, Canton, Cherokee County, $1 million Design and construct Athens-Clarke County Library, Athens, Clarke County, $2 million Design and construction of the renovated and expanded St Mary’s Public Library, St Mary’s, Camden County, $860,000 Design and construction of the renovated and expanded Morgan County Library, Madison, Morgan County, $2 million Design and construct Jeff Davis Public Library, Hazlehurst, Jeff Davis County, $1.145 million Design and construct Thomasville Central Library Addition, Thomasville, Thomas County, $2 million Design and construct Forest Park Branch Library, Forest Park, Clayton County, $2 million Design and construct Northeast Regional Library, Unincorporated area, Cherokee County, $2 million Design and construct O’Kelly Memorial Library, Loganville, Walton County, $2 million

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