Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax

Georgia law allows local jurisdictions to use SPLOST proceeds for capital improvement projects that would otherwise be paid for with General Fund and property tax revenues. In some cases, the cost of these types of community enhancements would present too great a burden to the taxpayers to ever be undertaken. In other cases, the projects would be completed but at a much higher cost to the community.

Here is a review of projects undertaken over the years by the City of Sandersville:

1995-1997 Projects

  • Construction of Law Enforcement Center:: $2,720,599
  • Hospital Renovation:: $2,225,000
  • Multi-Purpose Building:: $746,242
  • Transportation Improvements:: $1,195,355

1998 - 2000 Projects

  • Transportation Improvements:: $5,505,008
  • City Projects: $1,086,464
  • Fire Departments: $450,000

Other projects accomplished from 1995-2000 SPLOST

  • Recreation Park: New Fields, Building & Road Improvement: $335,000
  • Courthouse & Building Improvements: $821,517
  • Economic Development: $306,459

2001-2005 Projects

  • Fire Departments: $999,000
  • Ambulance & Equipment: $300,000
  • City Projects: $7,105,140
  • Landfill Improvements: $1,300,000
  • Industrial Park: $1,477,354
  • Transportation Improvements: $2,276,000

2005- 5 Year Plan for the: $15,250,000 to be raised

  • Recreation: Lights, vehicles & Equipment: $250,000
  • Ambulances & Ambulance Equipment: $250,000
  • Sheriff Dept: Vehicles & Vehicle Equipment: $525,000
  • Road Dept & Landfill: Vehicles & Equipment: $1,500,000
  • Hospital: Bond Payment & Renovation: $1,000,000
  • EMA&E-911: Building and Communication Equipment: $400,000
  • Fire Dept: Vehicles & fire fighting Equipment: $900,000
  • Transportation Improvements: $5,325,000
  • City of Davisboro: $233,070
  • City of Deepstep: $99,960
  • City of Harrison: $312,120
  • City of Oconee: $183,090
  • City of Riddleville: $95,370
  • City of Sandersville: $3,329,280
  • City of Tennille: $847,110