Augusta residents are set to vote on the consolidated government’s latest special purpose local option sales tax package in a referendum Tuesday. The Augusta Chronicle is addressing the 1 percent sales tax collection in a continuing series until election day.
Q: Will SPLOST 7 increase fire protection by Augusta Fire Department?
A: The approved package includes $2.5 million for a new fire station, but Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith said commissioners have agreed to divide the money between two, smaller two-bay stations to cover areas lacking in coverage.
The precise locations of the stations have not been named, but the areas are off Jimmie Dyess Parkway near Fort Gordon’s Gate 1 and on the southern end of Deans Bridge Road between Bobby Jones Expressway and Tobacco Road, Smith said.