Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

The 2017 Floyd County SPLOST Committee has finalized a list of projects to be included in a Special Purpose, Local Option Sales Tax that will be put before voters in November.  According to this morning’s Rome News-Tribune, the package is worth $63.8 million.  If approved by voters, the one-cent sales tax would take effect upon the expiration of the current SPLOST on March 31, 2019.

In other SPLOST news, the 2013 SPLOST project intended to extend water lines to the Everett Springs community in northern Floyd County received approval from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) this past Monday.

The EPD requires a comment period that expired in July to allow citizens to voice their concerns in regards to possible environmental or archaeological issues, according to a release from the Floyd County Clerk.  The letter received earlier this week approved the project planning document and allows the project to proceed.

In the spring, the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) approved a low interest loan up to an amount of $8,710,605 to begin the  construction on the project.  Williams, Sweitzer & Barnum, Inc. is serving as the project engineer.  Construction is anticipated to be completed by early August of 2018.

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