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August 31, 2004

Albany- If Dougherty County voters approve another sales tax in November, Chehaw park will only get two million dollars, a third of what park leaders wanted. Chehaw Authority members hoped for $6 million to help with the park's master plan.

They're still talking to Jim Fowler about getting his help with the park, but the cut to two million dollars leaves them in a tough position.

"We thought the $6 million would be the beginning, if we could get $3 million from the state in a few years and we raised $1 million then we've got $10 million to do this plan," said Phil Franklin, Chehaw Authority Chairman.

The authority has a contract with the city saying they would get $6 million with the next SPLOST. An attorney told them they could file suit.

posted at 10:38 p.m. by brannon.stewart@walb.com