Lowndes Co. talks SPLOST projects

Clayattville Community Center

LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) - The Lowndes County Board of Commissioners met for their annual planning meeting Friday.

The group is considering spending up to $250,000 in Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax, or SPLOST money to build a community center.

Commissioners discussed the idea at their annual planning meeting.

Officials say that the citizens of Clyattville have expressed a need, so the commission chairman, Bill Slaughter, said its worth consideration.

“There may be the possibility that we actually need a little community center down there so that they can hold their elections and events that they need to have—meetings in the Clyattville area. They’ll be able to do that, and they’ll have a nice place to do that at. So, that’s something we’re going to consider," Bill Slaughter, Board of Commissioners Chairman.

Officials say this would be among other SPLOST projects on the ballot for November.

Lowndes Sports Complex

They shared if it were to be approved then they would expect the planning and building to take another two to three years.

Another topic of conversation during the county planning meeting were updates on the seven SPLOST projects.

Among them is a 3-million-dollar multi-purpose soccer complex.

The chairman says the complex is necessary to address the community’s needs for regulation soccer field.

That complex is being built on the north side of Lowndes County.

“It’s just outside the city limits of Hahira. So, its going to be one of the largest soccer complexes south of Macon so it’s going to be a huge asset for this area," said Slaughter.

Construction is set to begin soon on the North Lowndes Recreational Park.

The chairman shared that they expect the facility to open in the fall.

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