Proposed SPLOST VIII

PROPOSED PROJECT LIST 

General Information

Georgia law allows local communities to use Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) proceeds for capital improvement projects that would otherwise be paid for with General Fund and property tax revenues or that would not be accomplished.

Governments cannot use SPLOST funds to pay for operating expenses such as personnel salaries or ongoing expenses. If voters approve a SPLOST 2020 program on November 5, 2019, sales tax collection will begin in April 2020. 

Total sales taxes will not increase as a result of this program but would continue at 8%.


Project                                                                                                                                    Estimated cost

construction of and improvements to road street and bridge 
facilities to include sidewalks bike lanes city rights of way
to include land acquisition traffic signals and intersection
improvements resurfacing street repairs and materials
technology improvements and other transportation systems
and equipment improvements
$10,620,100
construction of and improvements to drainage infrastructure
systems and facilities to include the purchase of land property
and capital equipment for the maintenance of drainage systems
and piping of ditches
$2,621,718
construction of and improvements to major capital equipment 
for police facilities other police equipment and technology
improvements to include in-car camera systems
$850,000
construction of and improvements to major capital equipment 
for parks and recreation to include land acquisition facility
improvements and renovations
$3,500,000
construction of and improvements to major capital equipment 
for firefighting
$455,000
construction of and improvements to water and sewer facilities 
to include equipment land acquisition and construction of water
and wastewater facilities plants infrastructure materials and capital
equipment
$28,650,000
construction of and improvements to major capital equipment for 
public works facilities to include sanitation vehicles and other public
works vehicles
$2,325,000
major repairs renovations and capital equipment for administrative 
buildings including computer hardware and software
$4,750,000
payment of existing bond debt and or loan obligations for water and 
wastewater improvements and capital expenditures
$10,917,140
purchase of property land and streetscape improvements design 
and construction of capital improvements projects as identified in
the Downtown Valdosta Strategic Master Plan
$312,925

                                                                                                                                                    Total $65,001,883