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SPLOST Projects to Improve Cobb Transportation

The four-year 1 percent sales tax will be collected until December 2015 and must be spent on voter approved projects.

The Cobb County Board of Commissioners recently approved several items funded through the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. These actions included:

  • Approved contracts for construction of sidewalks along Little Willeo Road from Johnson Ferry Road to Timber Ridge Road and a sidewalk along Casteel Road from Dallas Highway to Sunset Ridge. The state will fund 80 percent of the construction costs while the county will be responsible 20 percent using special local option sales tax dollars. These projects are scheduled to be complete 180 days from a notice to proceed.
  • Approved paying the cost of relocating Georgia Power Company facilities from Queen Mill Road because of improvements along the roadway. These changes include realignment of multiple curves as well as installation of sidewalk, curb and gutters and two retaining walls. The project spans Queen Mill Road from Veterans Memorial Highway to Mableton Parkway. Cost of the utility facility relocation will cost up to $371,191.
  • Approved the adding of work stations consoles, monitors, computer and office equipment for the county’s Regional Transportation Management Center, which provides centralized management of traffic signal systems and incidents. The cost of the equipment is priced at $71,321.

County staff and Acworth Mayor Tommy Allegood also provided commissioners with an update on collections and expenditures from the current SPLOST. This four-year 1 percent sales tax will be collected until December 2015 and must be spent on voter approved projects. Each quarter the county commission receives an update on collections and expenditures. Click here to watch the presentation.

Neal Dow February 05, 2013 at 02:14 PM
Brian if you are interested in answers as you say you are you can contact Ms. Kirkendoll at mkirkendoll22@gmail.com. She would be more than happy to show you the SPLOST check registry and other numbers. Put your money where your mouth is. She'll be waiting for your email. You can't get the full story on Patch because she has been banned from commenting. .
electric123 February 07, 2013 at 06:18 AM
Whom is this Ms. Kirkendoll? If I might ask a opponent or proponent for SPLOST?
Neal Dow February 07, 2013 at 08:08 PM
In case you aren't aware Ms. Kirkendoll has been speaking out against SPLOST waste, fraud and abuse in Cobb County and Smyrna since the 2005 SPLOST. Using FOIA she has gotten all of the financial information on SPLOST. It's the reason she has been banned from Patch. Too much information is frowned upon. Please feel free to contact her at the above email address.
Richard "the Equalizer" Pellegrino February 07, 2013 at 09:10 PM
If she (or anyone) has been banned the reason is because she engages in personal attacks and name calling on everyone that disagrees with her rather than speaking to the principles involved. I am sure that if she or anyone desists from doing that she would be welcomed back.
EastCobbSnob February 08, 2013 at 04:04 PM
Richard is exactly right. I admire those who question government...but if you claim that EVERYTHING the govt does is wrong and crooked you are just crying wolf and will cease to be taken seriously.

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