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Chase to Fayette: Give timely and detailed SPLOST list. County: OK

It has been awhile since the last public information was made available regarding the November SPLOST proposal. Originally, it was to address stormwater and road culvert work, but not much more has been published as to where the $20 million will be spent.

If the Fayette County Commission hopes for much public support, there is a need for a specific list, as much information on each proposed project as possible and adequate time for the public to evaluate the proposed list. Adequate time is more than a few weeks before the ballots are printed.

Also, I would suggest two items for consideration. First, if the list arrives at some number much lower than $20 million, there would be a provision to shut the SPLOST down when that number is reached. Second, if the list contains a project or projects that the public is clearly opposed to, that the list be adjustable to accommodate such changes.

I would appreciate, as I suspect everyone else would as well, a response as to the current status.

Dennis Chase
Fayetteville, Ga.

[Editor’s note: Fayette County Administrator Steven Rapson replied: “Dennis, staff is working on getting the listing finalized – we should be able to provide the public the detail you’re requesting by the end of this month ... that is our goal.

“Once we know how much the list is generating, we can make a decision on shutting off SPLOST funding, and I’m confident that the BOC will amend project list based upon public direction ... we’re working on getting this detail listing out in the public as soon as it’s ready ... the longer the better.”]

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Jolly for PTC Mayor's picture

Always vote NO on any splost, why.... SPLOST = Short term fix for long term problems.

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