Newton County voters approved to continue the 1-percent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for 2023 during the General Election on Nov. 8, 2022.
The 2023 SPLOST was approved with an anticipated revenue of $108 million for the entire County, including $84 million for projects through the Newton County government.
The SPLOST will fund projects broken down into three categories, Basic Infrastructure, Quality of Life and Public Safety. The project list will be recommended by the SPLOST Oversight Committee and approved by the Board of Commissioners.
|Administration Building Reutilization||$2,344,000||In contract with design builder, Beginning property assessment and master planning phase.|
|Brown Bridge Widening||$12,000,000|
|Centralized Storage and Maintenance Facility||$1,900,000||In contract with design builder, Began property assessment and master planning phase.|
|General Government Fleet Replacement||$2,500,000|
|Hwy. 278 Community Improvement District||$1,000,000|
|Transportation County Wide Improvement||$8,000,000|
|Animal Services Expansion - Phase 2||$1,075,000|
|Fire Services County Wide Improvements||$4,895,000|
|Public Safety Fleet Replacement||$8,400,000||Vehicles have been ordered.
Sheriff's Office encumbered and/or expended $2,900,000 in their fleet replacement line.
Fire Services encumbered $4,083,515 in their fleet replacement line, including three Class A pumpers and 2 4,000-gallon tenders.
|County Wide Park Improvements||$3,500,000||City Pond Lighting Retrofit complete, Field Renovations RFPs being developed|
|Nelson Heights Improvements||$1,000,000|
|R.L. Cousins Community Center||$8,000,000||In contract with design builder, Began property assessment and master planning phase.|
|Senior Services Enrichment Center||$4,000,000||Planning phase has begun; In property assessment phase|
|Westside Community Park||$3,000,000||Planning phase has begun, In property assessment phase|
|Southside Park||$2,000,000||Planning phase has begun, In property assessment phase|
|District 5 Park||$1,000,000|
|Community Water Park||$5,000,000||Conceptual Master Planning for Turner Lake location underway.|