//City Outlines $150M SPLOST VII, Will Be On November Ballot

City Outlines $150M SPLOST VII, Will Be On November Ballot

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vote voting placeLast week, Valdosta City Manager Larry Hanson outlined an item that will be on the November ballot- a new $150 million SPLOST referendum that will go largely towards infrastructure projects. Of that $150M, the city of Valdosta would receive $80M, while the rest would be divided among the county, Hahira, Remerton, Lake Park, and Dasher.

Should SPLOST pass, this is how the city’s funds would break down:

Engineering ($12.6M): Road resurfacing, drainage improvements, intersection improvements, street maintenance repairs, piping of ditches, traffic improvements, and sidewalk improvements throughout the city.

Police: ($3M): upgrade radio systems countywide, purchasing replacement tactical equipment, new in-car video system, new walkie-talkies.

Public Works: ($2.3M):  Purchase four refuse trucks, two rear-end loaders, two front-end loaders, a Pelican sweeper and three claw trucks.

Fire: ($4.2M): Purchase four replacement pumper fire trucks,  a 100-foot aerial truck for $1.1 million,  countywide radio system upgrade.

Water/Sewer: ($55.4M): Debt repayment, force main project, relocation and building of the new Withlacoochee Plant, inflow and infiltration repairs.

Administration: ($500K): Replace network equipment, purchase court software and other technology, hardware and software upgrades.

Other (inc. Parks and Rec, Mathis, Downtown): ($1.75M): Maintenance of existing parks, repairs and renovation for Mathis, including roof repair and restroom renovation, miscellaneous projects in Downtown Valdosta.

Read more from the VDT here.