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Commissioners meet to discuss SPLOST possibilities

The Albany and Dougherty Commissions met Wednesday to discuss future projects paid for with SPLOST money if voters renew the penny tax in November. (Source: WALB) The Albany and Dougherty Commissions met Wednesday to discuss future projects paid for with SPLOST money if voters renew the penny tax in November. (Source: WALB)
$92 million worth of funding was requested combined between the city and county. (Source: WALB) $92 million worth of funding was requested combined between the city and county. (Source: WALB)
Moving forward, a second joint meeting date is scheduled for mid-July and July 29th is the deadline to come to agreement. (Source: WALB) Moving forward, a second joint meeting date is scheduled for mid-July and July 29th is the deadline to come to agreement. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Albany and Dougherty Commissions met Wednesday to discuss future projects paid for with SPLOST money if voters renew the penny tax in November. 

$92 million worth of funding was requested combined between the city and county. 

The city requested just under 60 million, the majority of which will go towards road work, building reconstruction and sewage.

"All roads lead to economic development and we want to make sure we're a community where we're taking care of our infrastructure so businesses can feel confident coming here knowing that we're handling our water and our sewer and our streets and our sidewalks," said Subadan. 

In fact, 18 of the 30 recommended city projects are around infrastructure. 

Dougherty County is requesting 33.3 million, just over half of the city's request. 

It also leans heavily towards infrastructure. Both the city and county also look to improve recreational sites like Chehaw Park, the Flint Riverquarium and Hugh Mills Stadium. 

Moving forward, a second joint meeting date is scheduled for mid-July and July 29th is the deadline to come to agreement.

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