Additional facts about the proposed Road Maintenance and Improvement Tax

The passage of a Road Maintenance and Improvement Tax will reduce the county’s dependency on the general fund for road maintenance.  Shifting the funding burden to a sales tax basis, will reduce property taxes.  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.