Road Maintenance and Improvement Tax Programs help keep property taxes lower
Without Road Maintenance and Improvement Tax funding, property taxes would have to be raised 3.7 mils just to cover road resurfacing, road improvements and road maintenance and vehicles. 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 transportation equipment; 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.