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City & county leaders hold SPLOST town hall

A handful of voters learned more about the sales tax referendum on the ballot in Dougherty County on Thursday night. (Source: WALB) A handful of voters learned more about the sales tax referendum on the ballot in Dougherty County on Thursday night. (Source: WALB)
Assistant City Manager Phil Roberson (Source: WALB) Assistant City Manager Phil Roberson (Source: WALB)
City Commissioner Roger Marietta (Source: WALB) City Commissioner Roger Marietta (Source: WALB)
Officials were pleased with the feedback. (Source: WALB) Officials were pleased with the feedback. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A handful of voters learned more about the sales tax referendum on the ballot in Dougherty County on Thursday night.

City and county leaders held a SPLOST town hall at Darton State College.

If voters extend the penny tax, the city is expected to get $59 million dollars.

60 percent of that would go to infrastructure improvements, the rest for areas such as public safety, information technology and recreation.

Officials were pleased with the feedback.

"They're very interested in the items that affect their daily lives so our job is to try to educate them on the things that we think that are important, the critical needs that Albany has," said Assistant City Manager Phil Roberson.

"They seemed like they were pleased they learned a lot about what the money is going to be used for," said City Commissioner Roger Marietta.

Commissioner Marietta will provide information on SPLOST at neighborhood watch meetings November 1st at 6 pm at Robert Cross Middle School and American Legion Post 512 at 7 pm.

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