Wednesday, January 12, 2011

2011 UPSON COUNTY SPLOST FINALIZED

THE  UPSON  COUNTY  COMMISSIONERS  TURNED  DOWN  AN  11TH  HOUR  PROPOSAL ON  THE  2011  SPLOST BY  THE  CITY OF  THOMASTON , AND  AT  TUESDAY’S  MEETING APPROVED A  FIVE  YEAR   $16 MILLION  SALES  TAX  MEASURE  FOR  THE  MARCH  BALLOT. BASED  ON  POPULATION,  THE  COUNTY  GOVERNMENT  WOULD  RECEIVE  8.4 MILLION, THE  CITY  OF  THOMASTON  4.1  AND  THE  CITY  OF  YATESVILLE  $176,000. THE  COMMISSIONERS  ADDED  HALF  A MILLION FOR  THE  FIRE  DEPARTMENTS  AND  $200,000  FOR  UPGRADES TO  THE  SILVERTOWN  TENNIS  COURTS.  THE  LARGEST ITEM $4.3  MILLION  FOR  ROADS  AND  BRIDGES,  2.1 FOR  THE  CIVIC  CENTER  .

1 comment:

  1. Could be the County and City are counting chickens that may not hatch. The SPLOST TAX has become just like all other "temporary" taxes - they've become perpetual. It's time for it to end.

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