- 2023 SPLOST
Newton County voters approved to continue the 1-percent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for 2023 during the General Election on Nov. 8, 2022.
The 2023 SPLOST was approved with an anticipated revenue of $108 million for the entire County, including $84 million for projects through the Newton County government.
The SPLOST will fund projects broken down into three categories, Basic Infrastructure, Quality of Life and Public Safety. The project list will be recommended by the SPLOST Oversight Committee and approved by the Board of Commissioners.
2023 County SPLOST Projects
|Administration Building Reutilization||$2,344,000|
|Brown Bridge Widening||$12,000,000|
|Centralized Storage and Maintenance Facility||$1,900,000|
|General Government Fleet Replacement||$2,500,000|
|Hwy. 278 Community Improvement District||$1,000,000|
|Transportation County Wide Improvement||$8,000,000|
|Animal Services Expansion - Phase 2||$1,075,000|
|Fire Services County Wide Improvements||$4,895,000|
|Public Safety Fleet Replacement||$8,400,000||Vehicles have been ordered|
|County Wide Park Improvements||$3,500,000||Projects have begun|
|Nelson Heights Improvements||$1,000,000|
|R.L. Cousins Community Center||$8,000,000|
|Senior Services Enrichment Center||$4,000,000||Planning phase has begun|
|Westside Community Park||$3,000,000||Planning phase has begun|
|Southside Park||$2,000,000||Planning phase has begun|
|District 5 Park||$1,000,000|
|Community Water Park||$5,000,000||Planning phase has begun|