Friday, August 10
, 2001

SPLOST vote is set for Sept.18


Coweta County's governments are ready for the fall special purpose local option sales tax vote.

During a meeting Tuesday morning, the County Commission signed off on a resolution calling for $98 million worth of proposed projects that will go before the voters Sept. 18. Because part of the city is in Coweta, South Fulton's Palmetto will share in the proceeds if the SPLOST is approved.

The biggest project proposed is a $35 million court complex that will consolidate all the county's judicial needs under one roof.

Coweta County also wants to build a satellite library at Thomas Crossroads, along with additional work on the county's roads and bridges.

All of the municipalities submitted lists of projects to the county, and streets and sidewalk programs are priorities of nearly every city.

Palmetto is focusing on streets and roads and upgrading its sewer system.

County attorney Mitch Powell said the breakdown of the money is $72 million in capital projects and $26 million in road projects.

Powell said the resolution also allows the county and municipalities to borrow against future SPLOST funds, but Powell said the county has historically not borrowed against the future tax.

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