Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The current sales tax expires in March 2014, and leaders must approve a new election.
Wednesday, February 13
Gwinnett voters, get ready -- again. Gwinnett could offer up a new SPLOST vote in 2013. The current Special Purpose Local Option Sales tax, which was approved by voters in 2008, expires in March 2014. For the process to continue, voters must approve a new tax. A new SPLOST vote is possible for November, according to county spokesperson Joe Sorenson. According to state law, a vote could only be held in March or November, but March would be too soon for all requirements to be met. Among the requirements: commissioners and mayors in the county must meet to discuss potential SPLOST projects. According to Loganville City Manager Bill Jones, these meetings begin this week and continue on Feb. 26 at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center…
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Recently funded improvement projects include the Snellville area.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Gwinnett commissioners approved construction contracts for two SPLOST- and grant-funded transportation upgrades at their regular meeting on Tuesday. New Traffic Lights, Lanes The intersection of Webb Gin House Road and Bennett Road will get a traffic light and left turn lanes over the summer. The same safety improvement contract will add a deceleration lane with a right turn lane along Grayson Parkway/State Route 84 at the intersection with Pinehurst Road. The work also includes curb and gutter and extending the existing sidewalks along Grayson Parkway. CMES, Inc. was the lowest of seven bidders for the two projects at $579,847.50. These improvements are being funding by the 2009 sales tax program. Jimmy Carter Improvements Upgrades to …
Friday, April 29, 2011
Officials discuss progress of sales tax funded projects.
County and city officials met at Fire Station 18 in Hoschton to discuss how Gwinnett County special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) dollars are being spent. Rhonda Etheridge, deputy director of financial services for Gwinnett County, presented an overview of what SPLOST is meant to accomplish and what the county has done with the money. Etheridge noted part of the money has funded multiple Gwinnett County fire stations, including Station 18. SPLOST proceeds have also funded numerous projects at county recreational facilites. Rhodes Jordan Park in Lawrenceville is undergoing renovations, as is Ivy Creek Greenway in Buford. Etheridge said SPLOST funds were also used to alleviate congestion on Collins Hill Road that resulted from the …