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SPLOST Projects Narrowed Down Below $69 Million

Jul 26, 2013 -- 10:34pm
By: Laura-Jane Hatcher (WRGA News) 
 
The Rome-Floyd SPLOST Committee is getting ever closer to having a complete list of projects for the proposed penny tax. 
 
At Thursday’s meeting, the committee managed to narrow 42, multi-million-dollar proposed projects down to under $69 million. The next step, says Floyd County Committee Representative Rhonda Wallace, is for the local government to further whittle their proposals down so those left will fall under the $65 million cap. 
 
“There’s still a great number on there, so what we agreed to do is take that list of $68 million and the city and the county will get together and we will see if there’s a way to reduce some of those projects down to get it below $63-65 million,” Wallace says. 
 
A new Animal Control Facility still tops committee members’ list of priorities, followed closely by the $14.1 million USTA Tennis Center. Other projects that have made the cut thus far are the Fannin Hall Rehabilitation in Cave Spring, a waterline extension to Everett Springs in Armuchee, and security improvements to the Floyd County Jail. 
 
 
Wallace says the committee fully expects to have a final list of projects after this Thursday’s meeting, which will give members nearly two-full months to educate the public before the November vote. 
 

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