Thomas County SPLOST

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Before voters head to the polls this summer to vote on a proposed local sales tax, the city of Thomasville and Thomas County must reach an agreement on how the money will be spent.

The city's plan for the $36 million SPLOST calls for two big projects, one being a $6 million renovation to the Thomas County courthouse, and the other being a new $10 million office facility for county administration.

The plan would also set aside $3 million for a county-wide radio system, a million dollars for recreation improvements, and another million dollars for public library expansions.

With the city's proposal in, the upcoming sales tax referendum is only halfway done because an agreement must be reached with the county, and that could take some negotiating. May 17 is the deadline for the SPLOST proposal to be finalized, so it can be ready to go before voters on July 18.