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T-SPLOST Intergovernmental Agreement Approved by Commission

Post Date:01/23/2019 2:42 PM

Albany, GA (January 22, 2019) – The Board of Commissioners approved the execution of the Intergovernmental Agreement to implement the Transportation Special Purpose Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) with Dougherty County at the meeting this evening. T-SPLOST is a sales tax that is paid on taxable goods and services in Albany-Dougherty County. All funds received have to be used specifically for transportation improvements throughout the City and County.

A joint City of Albany and Dougherty County meeting was held on Monday, January 14th to discuss the proposed projects and allocations. Albany and Dougherty County have identified several transportation and roadway issues that are creating daily issues for the motoring public. By approving this special sales tax, both the City and County will have a dedicated source of funds to address these issues in an accelerated fashion, resulting in improved daily commutes and enhancing the economic health of our Community. The proposed projects include sidewalk installations, multi-trail projects, alley paving and intersection improvements for both the City and County. Both parties have agreed to a 67% City allocation and 33% County allocation for the overall estimated $80,000,000 that is anticipated for collection from residents, tourist, visitors, and businesses. The sales tax will be in place for 5-years.

The County approved the agreement in a Special-Called meeting on Friday, January 18th. The resolution adopting a T-SPLOST Intergovernmental Agreement allows for the Election Superintendent to issue a referendum on T-SPLOST to be on the ballot in March 2019.

For more information, please contact Monique Broughton Knight, Public Information Office at 229.302.1341.

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