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Leaders discuss SPLOST funds at commission meeting

Chehaw Park likely won't get nearly as much money from sales tax revenue as park officials hoped. (Source: WALB) Chehaw Park likely won't get nearly as much money from sales tax revenue as park officials hoped. (Source: WALB)
Mayor Dorothy Hubbard (Source: WALB) Mayor Dorothy Hubbard (Source: WALB)
Dougherty County must also come up with a list of projects for its share of the money. (Source: WALB) Dougherty County must also come up with a list of projects for its share of the money. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Chehaw Park likely won't get nearly as much money from sales tax revenue as park officials hoped.

On Monday, city commissioners approved a list of projects to be funded by SPLOST revenue.

If voters approve an extension of the tax, it would bring in an estimated $92 million to the city. 

Much of that would go to needed infrastructure improvements.

Chehaw asked for $5.5 million for needed repairs.

The city agreed to $1 million, but the mayor said that more money might be available for Chehaw if other projects come in under budget.

"I feel good about the projects that we have on SPLOST and the fact that we have so many different things that are going on in our city," said Mayor Dorothy Hubbard.

Dougherty County must also come up with a list of projects for its share of the money.

The SPLOST extension referendum will be on the general election ballot in November. 

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