SPLOST Question: What's in SPLOST 7 for engineering?

Monday, May 12, 2014 8:53 PM
Last updated 10:26 PM
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Augusta residents are set to vote on the consolidated government’s latest special purpose, local option sales tax package in a referendum May 20. The Augusta Chronicle is addressing the 1 percent sales tax collection in a continuing series until election day.

Q: What’s in SPLOST 7 for engineering?

A: While the $194 million package includes $50 million for the engineering department, the project list has not been determined and probably won’t be until after the May 20 election.

Engineering Director Abie Ladson has presented commissioners a few versions of how he’d spend the $50 million on drainage, road, bridge, sidewalks and other related projects, but only a handful of the projects have been fully funded. The commission has at several times been unable to agree on what to include in the package, and Monday a commission committee referred the decision to a June retreat.

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bubbasauce 05/14/14 - 07:39 pm
Abi and the same old BS line,

Abi and the same old BS line, improve drainage, roads, blah, blah, blah. I say blay, blay, blay, blay!!!

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