SPLOST List: Projects to be Funded and Pine Lake & DeKalb Co. Blueprint for Progress 2017

Pine Lake City Projects List to be Funded by SPLOST

Pine Lake Blueprint for Progress 2017

Six year tax—anticipated collection of $653,179

Projects will be prioritized as funds are received with total expenditures per project not exceeding the following budgeted figures and non-transportation/non-public safety capital repair projects not to exceed 15% of total receipts.

$300,000         Renovation/Expansion/Relocation of Public Safety and Courtroom Facilities

$  20,000         Police Dash Cameras

$  70,000         Renovation/Repairs of City Hall

$    5,000         Restroom for Public Works Building

$150,000         Rebuild of Oak Road from Forrest Street to Spring Street

$168,500         Road/street repair and improvements including paving, curb resetting and storm water outlet repair and installation for all local surface streets, on a priority basis

$ 45,000          Police vehicle

$   7,000          Public works enhanced gate repairs

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WHAT IS A SPLOST?
The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) was enacted in 1985 .The SPLOST was conceived and enacted as a county tax for funding capital projects. It is not a municipal tax, nor is it a joint county-municipal tax like the regular Local Option Sales Tax (LOST). As a county tax, a SPLOST can only be initiated by the board of commissioners.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR DECIDING HOW THE FUNDS WILL BE SPENT?
The Legislation, SB 156 determines how the SPLOST proceeds must be spent and DeKalb will comply with the rules included in the legislation.
WHEN WAS DEKALB SPLOST BILL PASSED?
The SPLOST bill was passed by the Georgia General Assembly on March 30, 2017
WHEN DID THE GOVERNOR SIGN THE BILL INTO LAW?
Senate Bill 156 (SPLOST/EHOST Bill) was signed by Governor Deal on May 8, 2017
HOW LONG CAN A SPLOST LAST?
Several factors determine the length of time that a SPLOST may be imposed. In general, the tax may be levied for up to five years. If the county and municipalities enter into an intergovernmental agreement, the tax may be imposed for six years.
WHO ESTABLISHED THE REVENUE ESTIMATES FOR SPLOST?
The county is responsible for estimating the SPLOST revenues expected to be collected over the life of the SPLOST, as well as the costs of all projects to be financed
HOW MUCH DETAIL IS REQUIRED IN THE SPLOST REFEREMDUM?
The SPLOST law requires that the purpose or purposes (i.e., the capital outlay projects) for which
SPLOST revenues will be used be written on the ballot. The degree of specificity is left to the
county or municipality imposing the SPLOST.
WILL SPLOST, EHOST AND HOST BE ON THE BALLOT?
YES. Citizens will vote on whether to approve a SPLOST and whether to suspend HOST and
replace it with an EHOST.
WHAT CAN THE FUNDS BE SPENT ON?
Roads & Transportation projects, Public Safety projects, and the repair of Capital Outlay
Projects.
WILL THERE BE A LIST OF PROJECTS?
Yes, there is a list of projects approved by the DeKalb County Governing Authority on September
19, 2017. To view the list visit: http://dekalbsplost.com

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DeKalb County Blueprint for Progress 2017

DeKalb County SPLOST Projects

                                                                                                                                        Six Year Total
Revenue                                                                                                                         388,042,978

1. Transportation Purposes
1A. Road Resurfacing.      151,250,000

1B. Federal and State Transportation Project Matching Funds for Transportation Purposes.        25,550,000
1C. Pedestrian Improvements. 14,450,000
1D. Transportation Enhancements which include, but are not limited to, intersection upgrades, widening of narrow lanes, and improvements to roadway alignment, safety lighting, and sight distance. 9,000,000
1E. Multi Use Trails. 7,000,000
1F. Bridge Repairs and Improvements 7,000,000
1G. Sidewalks to Schools, Transit, and Other Locations. 4,000,000
1H. Traffic Signal Improvements. 2,350,000
1I. Community Improvement District Matching Funds for Transportation Purposes. 1,500,000
1J. Corridor Beautification. 1,250,000
1K. Public Transportation Shelters 150,000
1L. Transportation Project Management 9,701,074
1M. Commission District Transportation Projects. 7,056,673
2. Public Safety Facilities and Related Capital Equipment
2A. Replace existing fire station(s) and construct new fire station(s) and
related capital equipment.
41,151,612
2B. Repair fire stations and related capital equipment.
3,100,000
2C. Upgrade Fire Radio System.
1,500,000
2D. Purchase Fire Quick Response Units.
2,000,000
2E. Repair and replace police precinct(s) and public safety facility(ies.)
2,856,675
2F. Police Vehicles.
5,606,300
2G. Repair or replace Bobby Burgess Building.
27,300,000
2H. Planning and design for public safety training facility.
1,200,000
3. Repair of Capital Outlay Projects
Parks and Recreation Repairs
3A. Athletic Fields.
11,650,000
3B. Renovate athletic and recreation facilities including but not limited to
roofs, shelters, and pavilions.
8,400,000
3C. Parks, playgrounds, and recreational areas.
6,900,000
3D. Pools and other aquatics facilities.
3,950,000
3E. Resurfacing trails and paved areas.
3,000,000
3F. Golf Courses.
1,000,000
3G. Tennis Court Resurfacing.
2,150,000
3H. Stream Bank Restoration / Drainage and Stormwater Improvements.
200,000
General Repairs
3I. County Courthouse Administrative Complex Including Parking.
16,500,000
3J. General Senior Center Repairs.
1,000,000
3K. Repair of County Owned Health Care Facilities.
1,000,000
3L. General Library Repairs.
1,500,000
4. General Administrative Costs
4A. General Administrative Cost for All Projects on Project List.
5,820,644
Expenditures      388,042,978
Net                        0

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