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Viewpoint: SPOLST money is worth voting for

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We want to encourage everyone in Dougherty County to support our SPLOST VI, list of projects you will vote on this year.

First and foremost know that this is an extension of a one penny sales tax you already pay. We are all concerned about taxes, and know this is not a new tax.

About 72% of the new proposed projects, address improvements in infrastructure, Technology, and Public Safety, such as at the fire dept. the 911 call center, the jail, and EMS. Improvements at our airport terminal, and the widening of Fleming Road at Mock Road, key to access to our Marine Base.

Another 22% of funds are needed for Education & Health improvements, such as our Library system and renovation of our Senior Center.

You need to know that if SPLOST doesn't take care of these projects,

Dougherty County taxpayers will still have to pay, because many of these projects are mandated to be completed.

A very important fact to remember is 40% of SPLOST sales tax dollars come from outside county residents and visitors to Dougherty Co., that's a huge benefit to local taxpayers.

There are public meetings to be announced soon, so please attend them, and get all the facts, on the many positive improvements we can all make together.

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