FORSYTH, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The SPLOST is back on the ballot in Monroe County. Next Tuesday, voters will decide if they want to see it continue in 2014.
Water is a common resource, and a common problem in Monroe County.
"We have a special need in the eastern part of the county where people have discovered some uranium in their well," says Chairman James Vaughn, Monroe County Commission.
If the 2014 SPLOST passes $7 million will be split among the four county commissioners to address water problems in their districts.
More than $3 million out of Forsyth's $4.6 million dollar 2014 SPLOST revenue will be spent on water. The city of Culloden will spend $475,000 our of their portion water.
"Our type priority is to replace our old water lines that were put in there in 1964," says Edd Norris, assistant to Mayor of Culloden.
The SPLOST is expected to generate nearly $31 million dollars. The county will gain more than $25 million from the tax. Chairman James Vaughn says some of their cut will upgrade the emergency radio system.
"It's a three million dollar expenditure to meet a federal mandate and if we don't get this money for the public safety, they're radios are going to quit working."
In Forsyth, another top priority is to keep cars moving without any hassle.
"It's no secret you can look at our roads and tell they need some attention," says Mayor Howard.
More than a half a million dollars is allotted toward road improvements in the city of Forsyth. The county plans to spend $7 million on roads. Chairman Vaughn says I-75 drives in a majority of the money that will help fund these future projects.
"The utilities and the tourists on the interstate pay for far more than half of our SPLOST."
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