Everyone contributes to a Road Maintenance and Improvement Tax
Road Maintenance and Improvements Tax programs, Transportation SPLOSTs, 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 March 19, 2019, Lumpkin County voters will consider a Road Maintenance and Improvement Tax referendum. Proposed projects are: a joint project with the City of Dahlonega to improve the safety of the Oak Grove Road and Hwy 19 Business intersection; Lumpkin County projects: road resurfacing, road safety improvements and road maintenance equipment and vehicles; City of Dahlonega projects: road maintenance, bicycle paths, sidewalks and bridge projects. It is estimated that the Road Maintenance and Improvement Tax will generate $15,000,000 towards these projects.