Friday, December 28, 2001
County's SPLOST votes passes muster
Coweta County's residents decided this year to approve a county-sponsored special purpose local option sales tax to build a new courthouse.
The Coweta County Commission signed off on a resolution in August calling for $98 million worth of proposed projects that will go before the voters Tuesday.
The biggest project proposed is a $35 million court complex that will consolidate all of the county's judicial needs under one roof.
Coweta County also wants to build a satellite library at Thomas Crossroads, along with additional work on the county's roads and bridges.
All of the municipalities submitted lists of projects to the county, and streets and sidewalk programs are priorities of nearly every city.
Grantville's main focus is for a new library and cemetery, along with utilities expansion. Haralson wants to expand senior citizens support facilities and restore some of the historic buildings in town.
Moreland's main focus is upgrading the town's historic old mill and museum, while Newnan officials want to build a small convention center and construct new downtown parking facilities.
Palmetto is focusing on streets and roads and upgrading its sewer system, while Senoia wants a small museum and additional road projects.
Sharpsburg officials listed roads and sidewalks as their top priorities, while the town of Turin wants to renovate an old school building for office space and a town center.
County Attorney Mitch Powell said the breakdown of the money is $72 million in capital projects and $26 million in road projects.
The tax was passed in September, and residents should soon see some of the projects po