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SPLOST money would help N. Hall cities mainly with parks and infrastructure
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Signs are in place on Friday at the Hall County Government Center in Gainesville for SPLOST VII early voting. - photo by Erin O. Smith
The money isn’t huge, especially spread over five years, and would be used mainly for routine projects, but it’s vital nonetheless, said government officials in the cities of North Hall County. The lack of special purpose local option sales tax revenue would “create a real challenge for us to stay ahead of the game on (road) resurfacing,” Lula City Manager Dennis Bergin said, citing one area where the money is used. Officials in the North and East Hall County cities of Lula, Clermont and Gillsville said the money generated by SPLOST helps maintain what they’ve got — such as parks and infrastructure — and not a whole lot else.