More 2020 SPLOST Facts

More 2020 SPLOST Facts SPLOST programs have become a popular way for local governments to fund capital projects without raising property taxes. The penny tax is paid by everyone in the community including visitors.  On May 22, 2018, Lumpkin County voters will consider a SPLOST continuation referendum.  Proposed projects are:  Economic development, roads and bridges…

Additional 2020 SPLOST Facts

Additional 2020 SPLOST Facts Without SPLOST funding, property taxes would have to be raised one mil just to cover the lease payments on the Justice Center.  On May 22, 2018, Lumpkin County voters will consider a SPLOST continuation referendum.  Proposed projects are:  Economic development, roads and bridges equipment, vehicles, resurfacing, improvements, Library, Sheriff’s Department equipment…

Level 1 Drought Lifted – March 8, 2018

Level 1 Drought Lifted – March 8, 2018 On March 8, 2018 the Georgia Environmental Protection Division lifted the Level 1 Drought Declaration for 12 counties in North Georgia, including Lumpkin County.  Current restrictions on outdoor watering are based on Lumpkin County’s Outdoor Landscape Watering Policy, which limits outdoor watering to the hours between 4…

2018 County Holiday Schedule

2018 County Holiday Schedule Below is a list of the holidays that will be observed by Lumpkin County Government Offices.  On these days, administrative offices are closed. a. January 1, 2018, (Monday) shall be observed as New Year’s Day. b. January 15, 2018, (Monday) shall be observed as Martin Luther King Day. c. May 28,…

Generator Safety

Generator Safety When the power goes out many homeowners to start up their generators. Generators are a great option for helping out during power outages, but they come with many safety concerns. Most of these concerns can be addressed by following generator usage guidelines, but two issues must always be topmost in the minds of…